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Pen name no good in this newspaper An interesting situation occurred this week. In the process of getting verbal confirmation on a letter to the editor – per the Kane County Chronicle’s policy – I discovered that a local resident had not signed his real name to his letter. Instead, he used a pen name. It was the first time I’d come across such a situation. Sure, I’ve dealt with potential sources over the years who wanted to remain anonymous, and there are a few circumstances where that can be allowed in the newspaper

8LOCAL BRIEFS Culver’s to participate in fundraising efforts On Wednesday, Culver’s restaurants in South Elgin, Carpentersville, St. Charles and Huntley will be among 74 participating Culver’s in Illinois and Indiana to donate 10 percent of sales to the American Red Cross to help communities recently devastated by tornadoes and severe storms. Those not able to attend Culver’s fundraiser can help by visiting www.redcross.org; calling 800-RED-CROSS; or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice to offer program GENEVA – The approaching holiday season can generate powerful emotions for those who have recently lost a loved one. Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva, is offering Hope for the Holidays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Participants will gain coping skills for the holiday season and ideas for incorporating the memory of the loved one into holiday traditions. The event is free. Registration is required in advance by calling 630-2322233.

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EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK Kathy Gresey business. More often than not though, we decline using unnamed sources in our stories, opinion pieces and other forms of writing – providing full names is important, as it lends credibility to a media organization. I’d just never come across someone who thought it would be OK to use a pen name in a newspaper.

The letter writer in question claimed that he had a right to use a pen name and that it would help protect him from any potential backlash that his letter might receive. Although I didn’t think to mention it at the time, I should have reminded him that we have a certain space in the paper for anonymous opinions – our “Sound Off ” page. (Though we don’t print calls in “Sound Off ” that comment on signed letters to the editor, and that is what this particular person was striving to do.) The opinion page of the

Chronicle is for people and organizations who want to share their views with the public, and it is important for our readers to know exactly where those views come from, which is why we require real names. Pen names can be saved for novels. Newspapers strive to present only the facts.

• Kathy Gresey is editor of the Kane County Chronicle and president of the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association. Contact her at kgresey@shawmedia.com or 630-845-5368.

New campaign aims to capture stories from St. Charles visitors By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – In hopes of capturing “St. Charles’ charm,” the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau plans to roll out a new website as its launches a campaign to attract visitors to the area for winter getaways. Its new marketing campaign, “Stories to Write Home About,” aims to increase bookings with St. Charles area hotels during winter months, as well as encourage visitors to share stories about their visits via a new website, www.StCharlesCharm.com, according to a news release. The website is slated to go live Dec. 20. On the website, visitors can read stories and view

photos about others’ trips to the St. Charles area, and visitors can share their own stories. Both locals and out-oftown visitors are encouraged to share their stories, states the release. The campaign also is channeled through Twitter and Instagram at @StCharlesIL or by using #STCStories. DeAnn Wagner, operations manager with the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, said lots of activities are available for winter visitors in the St. Charles area. The area’s four theaters – the Arcada Theatre, the Steel Beam Theatre, the Norris Cultural Arts Center and Fox Valley Repertory – always have a variety of shows going on, she said. In addition to theaters, she said the Fine Line Creative Arts Center offers

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Where did you grow up? West Chicago Pets? A Siberian husky named Dash and two cats, Draco and Phineas Who would play you in the movie of your life? Cary Grant First job? Cutting grass As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? An

airline pilot. I did not become that. I’m a sales rep. A book you’d recommend? “Endurance” by Ernest Shackleton Favorite charity? Catholic Charities What game show would you be on? “Fear Factor” Favorite local restaurant? Vino Thai’s in St. Charles What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I completed two Ironman triathlons. And I used to be a rafting guide in Utah on the Colorado River and the infamous Green River.

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Taste of the Season at Blue Goose Market WHAT: The Blue Goose Market will celebrate its 20th annual Taste of the Season event. The event is a culinary tradition in St. Charles. Holiday breads, holiday grapes and squash soup are just a few foods that will be featured at the event. All shoppers who visit Blue Goose that day will have a chance to win a free holiday roast. WHEN: 4 to 7 p.m. today. WHERE: Blue Goose Market at 300 S. Second St., St. Charles. INFORMATION: Visit www.BlueGooseMarket.com or become a fan at Facebook.com/ BlueGooseMarket.

Holiday in the Grove set in Sugar Grove WHAT: Holiday in the Grove festival events are set in several locations in Sugar Grove. Breakfast with Santa is at the Community House. A craft show will be at John Shields Elementary. Christmas stories will be at the library. WHEN: Events start at 8 a.m. today. WHERE: Community House, 141 S. Main St.;

John Shields Elementary, 85 S. Main St.; Sugar Grove Public Library, 125 Municipal Drive; Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St. INFORMATION: Visit www.holidayinthegrove.com.

Longest Night Service at Bethlehem Lutheran WHAT: For some, the holiday season and the festivities that come with it can be painful. The event offers a time of quiet, reflection, music, prayer, and a time for solitude and beauty, as well as a time to not be alone. Refreshments will be available after the service. WHEN: 7 p.m. Dec. 19. WHERE: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles. INFORMATION: Call Kelly Collins at 630-584-2199.

Tree and Candle Lighting event at Conley Farm WHAT: The event pays tribute to “the lives of children who now light the streets of heaven.” Participants are invited to bring a framed photo of their child to display

during the evening. A celebratory fireworks display and skywriting will close the formal program. Refreshments will be served after the service. WHEN: 6:30 p.m. Sunday. WHERE: Conley Farm, 47W085 Main St. Road, just west of Kaneville. INFORMATION: Call Carol Alfrey at 630-3652880 or visit www.conleyoutreach.org.

Geneva Lions Club Breakfast with Santa WHAT: The cost is $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Those 5 and younger are free. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. WHEN: 7 to 11 a.m. today. WHERE: The Geneva High School cafeteria at 416 McKinley Ave., Geneva. INFORMATION: Tickets are available at the Geneva History Center, at 113 S. Third St., Geneva, and also at State Street Jewelers, 214 W. State St., Geneva. For information, visit www.genevalionsclub.org.

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ABOVE: Anastasia Shenuk, 3, tells Santa what she wants for Christmas as her brother, Dominic, stands by Friday night at the Elburn Christmas Stroll event at the Town and Country Public Library. RIGHT: Firefighters take part in a tree-burning demonstration, which is part of the Christmas Stroll event. The exercise shows how quickly a fire can destroy a Christmas tree.

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Santa, reindeer, familiar faces at Christmas Stroll By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com ELBURN – Timmy Shenuk, all of 3 weeks old, spread his arms out wide Friday night after getting a look at Santa Claus at the Town and Country Public Library in Elburn. Timmy posed for some pictures with his family, before his sister, Anastasia, 3 ½, stopped to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas – some fancy things and definitely something Barbie-related. It was the family’s first stop at the annual Elburn Christmas Stroll, an event that draws crowds at several locations in the village. Anastasia and Timmy joined their brothers, Joseph, 1 1/2, and Dominic, 11, as well as their parents Bryan and Jamie. Jamie Shenuk said she comes to the library with her kids every week. Santa at the library is perhaps the most popular attraction of the festival, which includes events at the Elburn & Countryside Fire Protection District, the newly opened

Lighthouse Academy, Elburn’s community center and downtown businesses. Elburn resident Julie Mondi was with her daughter, Abbey, 8, who was standing in line to see Santa. Traditionally, the line is very long at the beginning of the night, but Mondi already had checked out a couple of other locations, so the Santa line had gone down a bit. She said she was going to head to Paisano’s Pizza after the Santa visit, and then go home to get the Christmas tree decorated. “We went to the community center and we looked at the crafts,” Julie Mondi said. “It’s a nice evening. It’s a really fun, small-town event. I see a lot of familiar faces.” Also at the library, there was music, as well as a puppet show and balloon animals. At the Lighthouse Academy, which is just south of Route 38, in the northern part of the village, two reindeer from Belvidere-based Summerfield Zoo were getting attention from kids and parents. Rick Anderson said about 60 visitors had stopped

by during the first hour. He said the frigid weather wasn’t bothering the reindeer. “This is the kind of weather they love,” he said. At the Elburn fire station, guests were treated to hot dogs and hot cocoa inside, where they could watch the movie “Cars” while they ate. Firefighter Brad Reese said the hot dogs had become a big hit, and added that there were plenty of visitors Friday. “Considering the inclement weather, we had a pretty good turnout,” he said. “They come in waves.” Outside of the fire station, firefighters put on a tree-burning demonstration, which was meant to show how quickly a fire can destroy a tree. In less than a minute, the tree was in flames. Firefighter Scott Sulak said he had been doing the demonstrations for more than six years, and he said it works, as he has not seen such a tree fire in Elburn during that time. “Everybody likes to decorate,” he said. “It’s just being aware of the dangers.”

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By AL LAGATTOLLA alagattolla@shawmedia.com SUGAR GROVE – A public hearing on the property tax levy will be part of the upcoming Kaneland School District 302 board meeting, which is set for 7 p.m. Monday at Kaneland Harter Middle School, 1601 Esker Drive, Sugar Grove. The hearing will include a brief overview of the hearing, questions or comments

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She also listed smaller impact amounts for those who might see their homes reassessed by a 7 percent decrease in home value. For instance, she said, the owner of a $200,000 home would now be the owner of a $186,000 home, and the increase would be $82 instead of $425. Other increases were $123 ($279,000 home), $164 ($372,000 home) and $205 ($465,000 home).

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proved a tentative levy increase, but it was not unanimous. Board members Tony Valente and Pedro Rivas voted against it. According to information provided by Julie-Ann Fuchs, the district’s assistant superintendent for business, the impact on taxpayers would include increases of $425 for the owner of a $200,000 home, $638 for the owner of a $300,000 home and $850 for the owner of a $400,000 home.

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district’s packet distributed to board members and the media. The documents indicate that “the board does not generally respond to public comments at this time – any discussion would usually take place after the hearing as the levy is discussed and adopted.” District officials intend to have a vote on approval of the levy, which would take place after the hearing. In October, the board ap-

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Bittersweet can become unwanted guest GOOD NATURED Pam Otto Readers of this column have no doubt noticed, I’m not much of a plant person. Sure, I can point out our more notable natives, and I can lament non-native buckthorn, honeysuckle and garlic mustard with the best of ‘em. But for the most part, I feel better leaving the commentary on our local flora to folks more qualified than I. However, every once in a while, a plant-related issue pops up that even I can’t ignore. Sometimes the topic is timely; sometimes it’s controversial. This week, though, it’s bittersweet. Oriental bittersweet, that is: Celastrus orbiculatus. A common component in holiday floral arrangements, this Asian vine with colorful berries is popping up all over Kane County – not just in decorative swags and centerpieces, but also our yards, parks and natural areas. Like a distant relative who came for Thanksgiving and is now camped out on your sofa, Oriental bittersweet is the guest that will not leave. Although it resembles its native counterpart American bittersweet, C. scandens, Oriental bittersweet differs in many significant ways. For one, its berries grow from the leaf axils of the vine and are strung out along the stems; the fruit of American bittersweet, by contrast, grows only at the ends of its branches. (Easy ways to remember these differences, courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and UMN Extension: “Strung out is bad,” and “Save the best for last.”) Further, Oriental bittersweet fruit is surrounded by yellow seed capsules that pop open when ripe, while American bittersweet capsules are orange. (Another memory-helper: “Yell when you see Yellow, but Orange is OK.”) But probably the biggest differences between these two forest vines are their growing habits. American bittersweet grows vigorously, yet behaves.

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Double check your holiday decorations to make sure they do not contain the non-native, and highly invasive, Oriental bittersweet. It doesn’t blanket its surrounding landscape and smother everything in sight. Oriental bittersweet, by contrast, has the capacity to strangle every tree and shrub it encounters. Its twisting vines can reach more than 60 feet in length, with additional shoots popping up as the roots spread. Allowed to grow unchecked, the plant can engulf a woodland’s canopy layer and shade out the trees and herbaceous plants below. What’s more, its weight, when accompanied by winter’s snow and ice, can cause branches to break and trunks to snap. When you see a woodlot that’s been overtaken by Oriental bittersweet, you may be inclined to ask, “Where is this stuff coming from?” As is so often the case with introduced species, the very qualities that make Oriental bittersweet such a pernicious invader are the same traits that once made it attractive to gardeners here in the New World. Introduced as an ornamental nearly 300 years ago, C. orbiculatus thrives in a variety of soils and growing conditions and produces prodigious quantities of fruit. That fruit, which admittedly is kind of pretty, is really the root of the problem. Birds feed on the berries and then inadvertently distribute the seeds, which germinate and

start to grow. Besides wildlife, humans also are to blame, since so many of us buy and transport the vines. Even though several states now regulate the sale of Oriental bittersweet (Illinois is not one of them) it’s not hard to find vines for sale on the Internet. A quick Google

search brought up several ads for recently harvested C. orbiculatus; sellers promise vines “full of berries” and offer to ship “anywhere in the United States.” Ugh. This time of year, lots of folks are “decking” their halls, not just with boughs of holly

but also with vines of bittersweet. Before you hang that wreath or garland with the lovely orange berries, do yourself, your neighbors and your environment a big favor and double check your “decks.” Use the accompanying photo to identify whether your arrangement contains Oriental bittersweet. If so, please don’t hang it up outside. More than a few of those berries are sure to drop into the soil, where a new vine then will result. Use care indoors, too. When the holidays are over and all the trimmings come down, be sure to bag any bittersweet you’re tossing in the trash, and tie it up tight. Burning the vines might be an even better option, provided you can make sure every last berry goes up in flames. In short, take every precaution you can to make sure those decorations become only a bittersweet memory.

• Pam Otto is the manager of nature programs and interpretive services at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center, a facility of the St. Charles Park District. She can be reached at 630-513-4346 or potto@stcparks. org.


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Foundation announces student-directed project ST. CHARLES – Self-Esteem for Life Foundation announced it will have a student-directed project, open to high school and college students. Students will build leadership skills and their resumes. This also is an opportunity for actors to learn about the casting process, and explore other careers in the theater world. Student directors should submit projects by email to info@ selfoundation.org. Projects can include original works (10-minute time limit) or previously published scenes from plays, musicals, TV or film. The deadline is Dec. 20. Accepted projects will be announced via email by Dec. 26. Submission forms are available on the website. Student actor auditions will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 12 and 13. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be at Pheasant Run Resort, 4051 E. Main St., St. Charles. Email info@selfoundation.org for an audition appointment. Video auditions will be accepted, with a deadline of 8 p.m. Jan. 13. For information, visit www.

Salvation Army kettles found throughout area Red Salvation Army kettles will be out in December throughout the Kaneland and Big Rock area. Conley Outreach (the local Salvation Army Service Extension representative), with local Scout troops, businesses, 4-H clubs, church groups and Community Care. Team volunteers will be collecting donations outside various local businesses. Donations also can be sent to Conley Outreach/Salvation Army Fund, PO Box 931, Elburn, IL 60119. Those who would like to staff the kettles on a Saturday or Dec. 23 or 24 in Sugar Grove or Elburn can call Carol Alfrey at 630-365-2880.

Hickory Knolls to host Winter Olympics event ST. CHARLES – The Hickory Knolls Discovery Center’s third annual Winter Olympics will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 5, at the center, 3795 Campton Hills Road, St. Charles. It is for those ages 6 and older, who will compete in snowshoe relays and other games, then toast the ‘closing ceremonies’ with hot chocolate. If the weather does not permit outdoor activities, program will be held indoors with ice cubes, cotton balls and marshmallows substituting for nature’s snow and ice. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fee is $10 for residents and $15 for nonresidents. Advance registration is required at www.stcnature.org.

New Year’s Bird Walk set BATAVIA – A New Year’s Bird Walk is set for 8 a.m. Jan. 1, at Dick Young Forest Preserve, 39W115 Main St., Batavia. Meet in the parking lot by the silo, on Nelson Lake Road. Contact leader Rhonda Nelson at 630-479-1384 with questions.

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By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com ELBURN – No one was injured in an Elburn home that caught fire Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Tate Haley, assistant fire chief with the Elburn and

Countryside Fire Protection District, said firefighters were called to 224 E. Nebraska St. at 3:20 p.m. and fought the fire for about 40 minutes before it was extinguished. He said the homeowners were not in the house, and two dogs managed to escape from

the house without injury. The fire started “in the front room and living room area of the house and worked its way up to the attic,” he said. Haley did not have an estimate of damage caused by the fire.

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Project Mobility aims to donate adaptive bikes Recipients will be 12 area special-needs children By NICOLE WESKERNA nweskerna@shawmedia.com ST. CHARLES – With its Holiday Campaign for Mobility, a local nonprofit organization has set out to surprise 12 area special-needs children with a new adaptive bicycle this holiday season. If Project Mobility reaches its goal, it would be the largest adaptive bicycle donation in the past several years, said Hal Honeyman, founder of Project Mobility. The organization typically tries to raise enough funds to purchase four to six adaptive bicycles each year, and the bicycles cost anywhere from $3,000 to $4,000, he said. The goal this year is to raise about $40,000. As of Friday afternoon, a little more than $2,000 had been raised via the Holiday Campaign for Mobility’s GoFundMe fundraising website. Honeyman said Project Mobility has been working with physical therapists in the area to coordinate donation efforts. “We try to find families really in need of the bikes – families, for one reason or another, that could really use some help,” he said. Several types of adaptive bicycles are available, he said, depending on a child’s strengths or weaknesses. For example, he said a child who has no use of his or her legs can use a bicycle that’s propelled by hand. “If someone is in a wheelchair, you can put them on a bike, and they can be independently riding,” he said. Honeyman said the bicycles are given to children around Christmas time each year, noting that this year, organizers are trying to make the effort a little bigger. Since Project Mobility’s inception in 2002, the organization has helped more than 5,000 children, according to a news release. Honeyman said there’s no cutoff for when fundraising

8LOCAL BRIEFS Kane County offers walk-in flu clinics AURORA – Beginning Monday through Dec. 31, the Kane County Health Department will offer walk-in flu clinics at its office at 1240 N. Highland Ave., Aurora. Clinic hours are from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, while supplies of flu vaccine last. Call 866-233-9493 or 630264-7665 to learn whether your insurance is accepted or visit www.kanehealth.com/ flu_shots.htm. Bring your insurance card with you. Without insurance, the cost of the vaccine is $15, payable by check or cash.

Leaf collection ends GENEVA – The city of Geneva’s curbside vacuum leaf collection program has ended for the season, but residents with leaves in their yard can still have them picked up for free through Dec. 28. Advanced Disposal will collect leaves in paper yard waste bags that are left on the curb on scheduled garbage collection days. Refuse stickers are not required. The paper bags should be filled only with leaves. No grass or other yard waste can be mixed in. Call the Public Works Department at 630-232-1501 for information.

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How to help To donate to Project Mobility’s Holiday Campaign for Mobility, visit www.gofundme.com/holiday-campaign-mobility.

will end, but he said he hopes to raise enough money to purchase the bicycles to surprise children around Christmas time. Through GoFundMe, donors can be rewarded for giving certain amounts of money.

All donors who give $10 or more will be entered to win a Trek 7.3 FX bicycle donated by Trek Bicycle Corporation. The larger the donation, the more perks donors get to choose from, including being able to hand-select the child who receives an adaptive bicycle. “Even a small donation can make a huge difference in the life of someone who has different types of challenges,” Honeyman said. “It makes a difference in their quality of life.”

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before being plugged into an outlet. • Residents should consider using battery-operated flameless candles, which can look, smell and feel like the real thing, but without the fire hazard. • If using regular candles, residents should be sure they are in stable holders and out of reach of children and pets. • If residents have questions or concerns regarding fire safety this holiday season, they should call their local fire department.

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KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com BATAVIA – A baby Jesus was reported stolen Thursday from its manger in the front yard of a house in the 300 block of Douglas Road, according to police reports. The stolen baby Jesus, valued at $10, was one of three holiday decoration thefts reported the same day, according to reports.

Also reported missing was a Snoopy Santa and a plywood base valued at $170 from the yard on the 1400 block of Lundburg Avenue. Other decorations in the yard were knocked down. And in the 1300 block of North Washington Avenue, someone removed a plywood painter nativity manger valued at $20 from the front yard.

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The holidays are a time for family, food and fun, but local firefighters urge residents to put fire safety at the top of that list. Each year, local fire departments place a wreath decorated in red lights on the front of their fire stations. The wreaths remain lighted 24 hours during the holiday season, according to a news release. Whenever a fire occurs that

is a result of holiday decorations, a white bulb replaces a red bulb on the wreath. The Keep the Wreath Red campaign serves as a reminder to make safety a priority when installing and displaying holiday decorations. Tips on how residents can keep their homes safe for the holidays include inspecting holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. • Strings of lights should be connected to an extension cord

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Examining ComEd and the Grand Prairie Gateway It’s created a website and hosted nine open houses. It’s spoken with community leaders, as well as the media. Perhaps the message and call for feedback hasn’t reached all ears, but it does seem like ComEd has done its due diligence in communicating a large-scale electricity project that is intended to create a more efficient flow of energy and relieve congestion for Kane, DeKalb, DuPage and Ogle counties – a project that could begin as soon as 2015. The Grand Prairie Gateway project includes the installation of new high-voltage power lines between ComEd’s existing substations near the towns of Wayne and Byron. ComEd filed its proposal for the project – which includes suggested primary and alternate routes – to the Illinois Commerce Commission on Dec. 2. Fidel Marquez Jr. – senior vice president of legislative and external affairs for ComEd, and the company’s chief governmental and community relations officer – said resident and business

concerns were taken into consideration when ComEd detailed its proposed routes. “We certainly understand there are folks who are very concerned about the routing of the lines,” he said during a meeting with the Kane County Chronicle Editorial Board. “We worked very hard to minimize and manage the best we could the impact to those folks along the route.” Marquez pointed to the town of Burlington as one example of where proposed lines were altered. John Whitehouse, village engineer for Burlington, confirmed that “ComEd was very receptive to minimizing impact, especially on the heart of downtown.” As plans for the Grand Prairie Gateway project progress, we urge the ICC and ComEd to continue to take into consideration the concerns of community members. In addition, potentially impacted residents should provide more feedback on the plans and educate themselves about the project by visiting www.comed.com/ GrandPrairieGateway.

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Three cheers for state champion Batavia football! They did it. In an electrifying 34-14 victory, the Batavia Bulldogs football team earned the IHSA Class 6A state title over Richards on Nov. 30. The win capped a riveting season for the Batavia football program, which saw only one loss during its entire run this year. And just to heighten the state championship drama, the Bulldogs played the only team they lost against during their entire season – Richards. It’s the stuff movies are made of. “I’m so proud of everyone who took it upon themselves

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and took such great pride in this community,” Batavia senior quarterback Micah Coffey said after the state win. “You know, we wanted to bring this championship home. It’s an amazing feeling to know that we did.” The state football championship – the first in Bulldogs history – speaks to the success of Batavia’s grassroots football system, which starts at the youth level. It confirms how having longtime high school program leaders, such as head coach Dennis Piron and offensive coordinator Mike Gaspari (a former longtime head coach of the Bulldogs), can

positively impact a team. And, in a more broad sense, the state win shows how athletics can bring a community together. “The emotions were flowing so strongly,” said Mayor Jeff Schielke of the football team’s celebratory return home Saturday night after the big game. “It spoke to the heart of what this town is all about.” Perhaps “All In” was the perfect motto for the Bulldogs to embrace this season. The team won it all, and – in the process – synergized a community of students, parents, teachers, business owners and fans.

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8SOUND OFF It’s the season for angels. They are out and about. Thanks to the angel lady who found my purse on Route 31, near Shabbona Trail in Batavia. I left it on the trunk of my car, and when I turned on Route 31, it fell off. She stopped, picked it up and took it to the Batavia Police Department, who delivered it to my house at the same time I was driving into my driveway, thinking I had left it at home. What a shock to find out what really had happened in a half-hour. Thank you to that wonderful angel lady and the kind Batavia policeman who delivered it to my house. Everything was intact, and it was a miracle. Route 31 at that time of the morning is very, very busy.

I think the Geneva library should consider buying Mill Race Inn. I know it needs a ridiculous amount of rehab, but it is an amazing location. It would be a central location downtown, and it would have amazing views of the river. Also it would put something on the riverfront all the citizens of Geneva could enjoy. Also on an unrelated note, I wish the city put Christmas lights up and down Third Street.

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The community will rally I am calling regarding Rick Holinger’s opinion in the Dec. 6 Chronicle. A woman quickly parking in a handicap spot may be a small thing that people can get angry over, but it is something a lay citizen can wrap their heads around. In my opinion, her quick parking could not have been that quick, if an officer had time to leave his squad and approach her. The other issues Rick cited are basically untouchable. Citizens stand up and complain to school boards and city councils. These boards listen smugly, albeit politely, to the complaints, but they already have their minds

and I’m looking at these handicap parking spaces, and I totally agree with that lady. How dare Geneva police treat her that way. No, I’m only kidding. The lady is lucky she didn’t get caught by the Secretary of State. She not only would have gotten a ticket, but she would have gotten her driver’s license suspended, too. It was totally uncalled for. I can’t believe she had the nerve to call in about it. Unbelievable. But then again, in the Tri-Cities, we’re just above everybody else, and laws don’t apply to us.

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630.232.7733 www.genevaplace.org made up. Rick, it is my opinion that parking in a handicap spot, when you are not handicapped, is equivalent to leaving your dog in a hot car in the summer. And the community will rally.

Totally uncalled for I’m calling about the person who said, how dare Geneva police treat her the way she was treated at the Metra station. I’m at the Metra station and waiting,

This is in response to “She should be angry,” and the others who called about the lady who parked in the handicap spot. Sometimes, individuals with handicap plates are able to walk out of a vehicle, but might not be able to walk too far. Or, they might be a disabled veteran. They should be more considerate about those who walk away from a vehicle with disabled plates.

caps are not obvious. Sometimes, a person has a heart problem or a condition where they don’t have a cane or a wheelchair and don’t even look handicapped. Another thing not to rush to judgment for, and I used to, is oh, there is somebody without a handicap placard parking in a handicap spot. I would get all righteous. But the placard says, right on it, you are not to drive with it hanging. Sometimes, we forget to put it out.

An unfair comment I’m responding to the person who has seen people with handicap cards but don’t appear to be handicapped. That is an unfair comment. There are people with heart problems keeping them from walking far or doing what they would like in life. There are people with internal disabilities who need help. Where is your compassion? You must be one of the fortunate people who have no health problems.

That’s against the law Put it in a time capsule I’m calling regarding all the Sound Off about the handicap parking. I think it would be an excellent thing to have that whole section in a time capsule, to show what our time is like. It demonstrates the civility, or lack of it. The compassion, or lack of it. The feelings of entitlement. The need for instant gratification. It shows judging a book by its cover. It shows rushing to judgment. I have learned all of this since becoming handicapped. I taught at one of the middle schools in town, where there was a place clearly marked for handicapped, and the curb was cut out so people could use it. People would come after school to pick up their children. It was very crowded. They would just idle there. When I would ask them to move on, sometimes they were apologetic. Other times, they said you don’t look handicapped. So what if everybody did that? What if everybody felt they were entitled to drop people off in handicap places? There are a lot of ways to look at it. As far as judging a book by its cover, sometimes handi-

I’m always amused and amazed at the comments in the Sound Off. The comments about the lady who dropped her husband off while she was in a handicapped parking space really amazes me. All these holier-than-thou people saying, yeah, the cop was right giving her a warning. Or, no, she shouldn’t be angry. They say she was breaking the law. I wonder how many of them really think about what they just said. I wonder how many of them support illegal immigration. How many of them hire illegal immigrants to do their lawn work. That’s against the law, and it is a felony, regardless of what some people are saying these days. I could give you chapter and verse, that it is a felony. Yet, these people, holier than thou, don’t stop in a handicap space, even if for 30 seconds. But illegal immigrants are having kids on American soil, so they are American citizens and saying “don’t split up our families, we need immigration reform.” What hypocrites. • Continued on page 20

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Traffic safety campaign Pre-Lit LED Artificial Christmas Trees nets one DUI arrest KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – A traffic safety campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday in St. Charles netted one charge for driving under the influence, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department. The two-week campaign, which ended Sunday, also resulted in one citation for public urination; 12 citations for safety belts; three citations for driving on a suspended

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8SOUND OFF It isn’t normal To the caller of “Not your business,” Eve was not a clone of Adam. She was created in his image from a single rib. In case you haven’t noticed, real males and real females were created with different characteristics. And if you really know your Bible, you will know God does not accept same-sex unions, proven by the destruction of an entire city. If we must recognize same-sex unions, let it be called a union, with the same benefits as marriage, so as not to change the definition of marriage between man and woman. It is everyone’s business, when it affects the morality of the world we live in. By calling it marriage, it is saying it’s normal. It isn’t normal. Gov. Quinn is thinking only about re-election and possible voters.

Republican Party has disappeared The Republican Party has disappeared in Illinois. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton formed a committee with their puppets, the GOP leaders, and presented a pension reform package. No one in Springfield could review the proposals, and there was no public hearing. But

the Democrats jumped on the deal, and the Republicans asked Madigan and Cullerton how high they should. No wonder Illinois is in such bad financial shape. There is only one political party.

Thoroughly disappointed I’m responding to the Sound Off call, “Blame yourself,” about the Tri-Cities residents who are content with their real-estate taxes going up. I’m not content. I’m too busy watching the kids go to school, where the mother is driving an SUV that costs $40,000 or $50,000. When I went to school, times were different. We took the bus. Oh, here in St. Charles, it’s too far for them to walk. But when they are 16 or 18 years old, they can drive a new Corvette down the road. I am thoroughly disappointed being in St. Charles for nine years. I have seen my health insurance go up. I can’t get any tax credit because I own my own place. Nine years here, lived here with no mortgage. Boy, has this country gone down. All of you who voted for the president in office now, someday you might not be working, like us. Someday you might have to have your own health insurance, like us. And be a grownup, and when your premiums go up, be a grownup. You voted.

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Vikings showcase versatility in conference-opening win at Batavia By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – The Geneva boys basketball program takes pride in its ability to run halfcourt offense with precision. When the Vikings can add a flurry of transition baskets to their usual efficiency in the half court, look out, as Batavia found out in Friday’s 68-47 victory for the visiting Vikings. Geneva held a modest 26-20 lead at halftime but ran its rivals off the floor during a third quarter burst that featured plenty of uptempo production. “Everyone was on board, everyone was into it,” Geneva senior guard Chris Parrilli said. “We played great together. We played really good basketball today.” The Vikings quickly doubled their advantage from six to 12 points in the opening minutes of the second half. Geneva senior Justin Durante supplied a driving basket to make it 28-20. Then, Vikings senior point guard Cam Cook nabbed a steal and raced upcourt, converting a nimble, twisting basket while being fouled. Cook missed the free throw, but junior Nate Navigato poached the rebound and scored to make it 32-20 before some fans returned to their seats from halftime. Cook, Parrilli and Navigato keyed the Vikings’ third quarter brilliance. A buzzer-beating Cook jumper made it 48-27 Vikings as Geneva outscored Batavia in the quarter, 22-7. “This might have been Cam Cook’s best game that he’s had for us,” Geneva coach Phil Ralston said. “We’ve been kind of looking for him to have this kind of control at the point because we knew he’s capable of it. Boy, did he have a bust-out night tonight.” Parrilli and Navigato scored 20 points each for Geneva (5-1, 1-0 Upstate Eight Conference River) while the ball-hawking Cook (11) and sophomore big man Loudon Vollbrecht (10) also scored in doubles figures. Batavia (2-2, 0-1 UEC River) played three straight overtime

games to start the season last week but despite returning a couple key players from its state championship football team, the Bulldogs were out of sorts in this one. Last year’s leading scorer, Micah Coffey, made his season debut six days after quarterbacking the Bulldogs football team to the state title but understandably didn’t have his basketball legs under him yet, scoring all four of his points from the foul line. Batavia’s student section still was in football mode, too, often redirecting the focus from the unfavorable scoreboard to the Bulldogs football state title and Batavia’s football win over Geneva this fall. The Geneva student section responded with humor, chanting “Just like tennis” in the game’s late stages. “The times where you could really feel the outside pressure, the fans were getting into it, you could kind of see that our guys were still under control, they were still running our stuff, they were still playing hard on defense,” said Ralston, whose team heads downstate to compete in a shootout at the University of Illinois today. “You usually don’t see that from a team.” Parrilli said it might not be out of the ordinary to see the Vikings thrive in the open court as often as they did Friday. “We’ve kind of not known for that in the past but just with the skill we have this year, just the different players, we know we can play to our strengths, and that’s definitely one of them,” Parrilli said. Batavia junior forward Chasen Peez led his team with 13 points, all of them coming in the fourth quarter. Bulldogs coach Jim Nazos said the game confirmed the Bulldogs have a long road ahead to become the team they want to be. “We’re just going to have to sweat and work and strain through it a little bit,” Nazos Sean King for Shaw Media said. “There were a lot of things Geneva’s Nate Navigato (right) drives baseline against Batavia’s Canaan Coffey during the Vikings’ 68-47 that went wrong for us defenvictory over the Bulldogs on Friday in Batavia. sively.”


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Calm Bulldogs score first win against Geneva since ’08 By KEVIN DRULEY kdruley@shawmedia.com BATAVIA – Seniors Erin Bayram and Liza Fruendt invoke the importance of hustle to their younger teammates throughout each Batavia girls basketball practice. Friday’s Upstate Eight Conference River Division opener against Geneva proved no different, and the Bulldogs’ comprehension paved the way to a signature early-season win. Bayram and Fruendt were sixth-graders the last time Batavia earned a victory in this series. By defeating Geneva, 59-51, Batavia relegated the 2007-08 regular-season finale to history, the answer to a trivia question. “Down the stretch, I was just looking at all the players and saying, ‘Calm. Calm,’ ” Bayram said. “We all had calm faces on and we were just doing our best and playing our hardest, and we knew that the outcome would be what it’s supposed to.” Geneva (4-2, 0-1 UEC River) might have kept its recent stranglehold on the rivalry if not for a series of cold spells from the floor. The Vikings shot 18 for 60 (30 percent) while converting just 9-of26 free throws. Those struggles only increased the value of Fruendt’s game-high 31 points. Batavia (4-1, 1-0) frustrated Geneva with quick perimeter defense, even from posts Bayram and sophomore Hannah Frazier. The Bulldogs really dug in from the second quarter on after switching from man-to-man to a 2-3 zone. “We’re a long team. We just play 100 percent at all times, and I think that’s what makes us very good at ‘D,’ ” Bayram said. Vikings coach Sarah Meadows didn’t disagree, but she still scratched her head, even as Morgan Seberger (13 points) and Abby Novak (11) finished in double figures.

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Batavia’s Liza Fruendt takes a 3-point shot over Geneva’s Sidney Santos on Friday in Batavia. The Bulldogs won, 59-51. Geneva, which led, 14-12, after the first quarter, experienced the opposite affliction Tuesday during an overtime victory at UEC crossover foe South Elgin. Geneva enjoyed offensive success when the Storm opened in a zone, but then froze upon seeing manto-man later in the game. “We’re not able to adapt to whatever the defense is that they’re giving us when they change it, so we’ve got to work on that,” Meadows said. “If I were another team, I’d switch defense every other play, then we’d be a wreck, honestly.” Fruendt sparked Batavia from the start, scoring 21 of her points in the first half on 8-for-14 shooting – including 3 of 7 from long range.

“I just had trust, you know. This is what I know how to do,” Fruendt said. “How many years have I trained to be in a big game like this? How many shots have I put up to put in a game like this? So, you just have trust in yourself, and if you do, good things will happen.” Sophomore Bethany Orman chipped in with 10 points and “grew up very, very fast” in coach Kevin Jensen’s assessment. Orman’s 3 from the left wing midway through the fourth quarter gave Batavia a 48-44 lead, capping a 7-0 run in 1:06 that began with four points from Frazier. Later, her ballhandling and point defense after Fruendt fouled out with 1:53 left helped the

Bulldogs hold on. Fruendt leaned into the huddle before leaving the floor and finding a seat on the bench, sensing something special was on the brink. A four-year standout, she had been part of regular season losses to Geneva by 35, 25, 23, 23, four and 10 points. Thus came the message: “Keep playing hard.” “I can’t even begin to explain,” Fruendt said. “It’s all about our trust in our team right now. My team pulled it out for me at the end, and we did it as one. We did it as one the whole entire game. That’s what was going to win us the game, and that’s what won us the game.” The rematch is set for Jan. 17 at Geneva.

“I can’t even begin to explain. It’s all about our trust in our team right now. My team pulled it out for me at the end, and we did it as one. We did it as one the whole entire game. That’s what was going to win us the game, and that’s what won us the game.” Liza Fruendt Batavia senior guard


PREP ZONE Jay Schwab BNY Mellon-Pershing, which donated $5,000 toward the fundraising campaign in his honor. Scott Munroe’s wife and Mitch’s mother, Kelli Munroe, said the emotional investment the Saints made throughout the season was “bigger than I ever imagined.” “They made Friday trips to the cemetery before the games, prayers, a lot of looking up to the sky after touchdowns – certain kids just pledged their season to him – it was just very overwhelming, and kind of cool for 17-year-old boys,” Kelli Munroe said. East quarterback Jimmy Mitchell helped design the “Score for Scott” T-shirts, which proved incredibly popular, even beyond the original intent. More than 500 shirts were sold. “When we started selling them, there were boys from Geneva and Batavia that also bought shirts because they knew Scott, too, or had them as a coach [in youth football],

so I thought it was great,” Hopper said. Mitch Munroe, a starting receiver/defensive back for the Saints, is among four siblings. In addition to honoring Scott Munroe’s memory, Kelli said her children’s futures provided plenty of motivation for the fundraising efforts. Scott Munroe might have had cancer for more than a decade before he was diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer in January. “Obviously going forward with my kids, my 17-year-old son asks me ‘What does this mean for me?’ so hopefully the insurance companies and everyone else will do something for early detection and screening, especially if it’s in people’s families,” Kelli Munroe said. “I have a friend who actually got [diagnosed] in Stage I, and he’s doing fine.” For the record, the Saints scored 45 touchdowns on the season. Mitch Munroe led the way, scoring nine of them. • Jay Schwab is sports editor of the Kane County Chronicle. He can be reached at 630-845-5382 or jschwab@ shawmedia.com.

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St. Charles East’s football season has been finished for weeks. Perhaps the most enduring legacy of the Saints’ 2013 season will surface Friday during a school assembly at East. That’s when an $11,500 check will be presented to the American Cancer Society for kidney cancer research thanks to the Saints’ season-long “Score For Scott” campaign, according to Christine Hopper, mother of St. Charles East senior Phil Hopper. Phil Hopper is close friends with fellow East senior Mitch Munroe, whose father, Scott Munroe, died from kidney cancer July 5. The Saints wore “Score for Scott” T-shirts beneath their uniforms throughout the season, and players took pledges based on the number of touchdowns the Saints scored, with numerous variations factoring into the fundraising formula. “Everyone had their own little thing,” Hopper said. “It was kind of a lot of fun to figure out at the end, but everyone was really generous with that, especially Scott’s company.” Scott Munroe worked in the finance industry for

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BOYS BASKETBALL: ST. FRANCIS 46, MARMION 42

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By DENNIS D. JACOBS editorial@kcchronicle.com WHEATON – The St. Francis boys basketball team jumped out to a big lead quickly Friday night, watched it slowly melt away, then rallied late to pull out a 46-42 victory over Marmion in Suburban Christian Conference boys basketball action. Jason Sullivan scored the first nine points of the game for the Spartans (2-2, 1-0) on shots

from beyond the arc to give St. Francis a quick six-point lead. St. Francis eventually pushed the margin to 11 points in the second quarter before the Cadets (0-6, 0-1) began to battle back. Senior forward Tyler Maryanski gave Marmion a spark off the bench, scoring six straight points, including two on a breakaway jam off a St. Francis turnover, one of 20 the Spartans made on the night. St. Francis led 29-22 at the

half, but the Spartans struggled offensively in the second half as the Cadets switched from a 1-3-1 zone to man-to-man defense. Marmion finally tied the game midway through the fourth quarter when Corey Friel came up with a steal and fed the ball to Jacob Esp for a layup. Esp then put the Cadets ahead, 41-39, scoring on his own rebound. Esp, a 6-foot-5 junior, finished with 15 points and six rebounds.

Kilian Brown tied the game with a pair of free throws, then put St. Francis back in front to stay with a steal and jam with just more than a minute to play. “The kid I was guarding – I could tell by his body motion he was going to go get [the pass],” Brown explained. “I beat him to the ball, ran down court, got that adrenaline, threw it down.” Brown, of Geneva, led all scorers with 16 points. He also had seven rebounds, helping

the Spartans win the battle on the boards, 33-23. A free throw by Esp cut the St. Francis lead to one with 37 seconds left, but Sullivan hit a pair of free throws and Stuart Kurtyka made one with 13 seconds left to seal the victory. “We just busted our butts and came out on top,” Brown said. “I couldn’t be happier.” Adam Hart, a 6-8 St. Francis senior from St. Charles, had nine rebounds and three blocks for the Spartans.

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Kaneland junior wing Amber Winquist-Bailey is enjoying a prominent role for the Knights’ girls basketball team after competing for minutes last season. Speaking with Kane County Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley for the latest edition of the Weekend Chit-chat, Winquist-Bailey reminisces about the past while looking toward what she hopes is a promising future. Winquist-Bailey also addresses the team’s start and her rapport with point guard Caroline Heimerdinger. The following is an edited transcript:

What do you take away from the team’s first tournament [at IC Catholic Prep]? I thought with it being our first tournament, we’re still getting used to each other and playing. I thought that we played pretty well and we kind of got to see how we all work as a team, so I think it really helped us figure out where our strengths and weaknesses are. ... We’ve kind of all been friends before the season … So there’s a high motivation to do well this year. To be a team and keep working with each other and stuff like that.

Coach [Ernie] Colombe has mentioned this team is more offense-oriented than those in the past. How much has the offense been there in the first few weeks? Yeah, I think our shooting has definitely improved. We spent a lot of time over the summer, so that really helped us a lot. We’re definitely a more offensive team than we are defense, just because of our amount of shooters. And we have a lot of posts this year, so we’ll be able to get inside a lot more, I think, than we were able to last year.

How do the personalities of coach Colombe and [assistant coach Tom Dillivan] match up? Dillivan is hard-core, and so is Colombe. They definitely get on you for defense

Weekend Chit-chat with KANELAND’S AMBER WINQUISTBAILEY and just [preach] continue to work your butt off no matter what we’re doing. Colombe is more strategy, I think. He likes no mistakes. They’re both really good coaches, and it’s awesome to play for them.

This is your first extended time on varsity. Talk about your climb. I didn’t play as much last year, but I just kept working and I practiced a lot and continued to work on my shooting and stuff. This year I became a starter and captain, so it was kind of more of a transition period from last year. And then this year is where I really put that effort to work.

And you were first called up as a freshman during the [201112] run to sectionals? It was awesome. I just remember it being kind of surreal. We made it so far. We just kept winning. I think we went on a 17-0 streak until the end. Yeah, it was amazing. Even though I wasn’t playing, I still felt like I was part of the team. It was a great thing to be a part of.

How do you and Caroline work with one another? Caroline does a great job bringing the ball up, and she’s always able to get past defenders and stuff like that. A lot of times if I’m able to get a rebound, I’ll outlet it to Caroline right away, and then I’ll be sprinting up the court. I feel like me and Caroline play really well together. We kind of know each other and we kind of know what each other’s game is.

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St. Charles East’s Hayes gets pinfall on his b-day KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE ST. CHARLES – Sean Hayes first wrestled as a youngster, shifted to soccer, then wasn’t sure he’d look back. On Friday, his new St. Charles East teammates were overjoyed Hayes had the desire to put on a singlet and headgear again. Making his varsity debut on his birthday, Hayes, a senior, earned a first-period fall at 170 pounds in the Saints’ 68-12 romp against Larkin in Upstate Eight Conference River Division action. “There’s nothing like getting a pin on your first varsity match,” Saints coach Jason Potter said. East (2-0 UEC River) handled the Royals on the heels of today’s Wheaton Warrenville South Mega Dual. “We’re going to have our hands full,” Potter said, “so I hope we can get some momentum out of this.” Marmion 48, St. Rita 17: At Aurora, Sammy Breen (170)

and Nick Ferraro (182) had consecutive pins late in the dual to boost Marmion. “I think that really kind of put a cap on the night,” Cadets coach Ryan Cumbee said.

“We were very cold shooting in the first half. Got some decent looks at the basket, just weren’t falling,” Saints coach Lori Drumtra said. “In the second half, we worked on running a little bit more, so that opened it up for us.”

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At Sycamore, Kaneland was unable to make up ground on a 22-19 halftime deficit despite 13 points from Drew David. The Knights (2-2, 0-1 Northern Illinois Big 12 East) finished 3 for 8 from the freethrow line. David had three 3s. Ty Carlson added eight points.

held on for a victory in its conference opener after leading by 14 after three quarters. Nichole Davidson scored 17 points for the North Stars (24, 1-0 UEC River), while Morgan Rosencrants added 10.

GIRLS BASKETBALL St. Charles East 63, Larkin 32: At Elgin, East (2-4, 1-0 UEC River) snapped a four-game losing streak behind double-figure scoring from Hannah Nowling (15 points) and Kyra Washington (12). The Saints emptied their bench and created more breathing room after building a 12-point lead at halftime.

Sycamore 50, Kaneland 37: At Sycamore, Kaneland finished 8 for 18 from the freethrow line in its conference opener. Ally VanBogaert tallied 10 points for the Knights (3-3, 0-1 NI Big 12 East). Brittany Kemp added seven points, and Kelly Wallner snagged six rebounds.

Wheaton Academy 39, St. Francis 32: At Wheaton, Wheaton Academy outscored St. Francis, 15-2, in the fourth quarter to notch a Suburban Christian Conference win.

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Wheaton Academy falls to heralded St. Viator By IAN MATTHEWS editorial@kcchronicle.com WEST CHICAGO – As nonconference games go, Wheaton Academy’s Friday night home contest against St. Viator was as big as it gets early in the season. Not only did much preseason hype surround the Lions, but they also boasted a talent level that the Warriors might not see again until the postseason. Wheaton Academy was strong for a half but St. Viator’s defensive quickness proved to be too much for the Warriors as the Lions pulled away in the third quarter for a 75-50 win. Still, the Warriors’ play – especially in the first half – put the rest of the Subur-

ban Christian Conference on notice that they are for real under first-year coach Pete Froedden. Holding a 34-33 halftime advantage, the Lions (4-1) used a blanketing defense in the third quarter, holding the Warriors to just one field goal to surge ahead and improve to 4-1 on the young season behind Roosevelt Smart’s 30 points. “We kind of got sideways there in the third quarter and couldn’t pull out of it,” Froedden said. “For us right now, it’s such a learning process with how we deal with adversity. These are those kind of games that are so important to learn from, and that’s what we’re going to do.” Wheaton Academy (4-

2) had early momentum backed by a raucous student section and the play of 6-10 center Chandler Fuzak. The junior was a tough defensive assignment in the first half for St. Viator, who often sent two defenders at the big man to try and slow him down. The Lions made their move at the start of the third quarter, holding Wheaton Academy without a field goal for the last 7:31 of the quarter while watching as standout Warriors forward Gordon Behr picked up his third and fourth fouls. The 6-8 senior was relatively quiet from the floor, scoring just four points and watching much of the third quarter from the bench.


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“We’re going to have to be ready for the speed and intensity of the game and it’s important for us to follow up and have an edge to our game when that ball goes up in the air [today]” Tom Thibodeau Bulls coach

but yeah, I think so,’’ veteran guard Kirk Hinrich said, when asked if he felt that was the best effort of the season. “I think it was our most consistent defensive game, our most consistent rebounding game, our most consistent offensive showing, high-energy, just moving the ball, making it hop. “That’s who we are. The

last three games we were great offensively, but not so much defensively. We defend, rebound, low turnovers, that’s our M.O.’’ And in an Eastern Conference where a .500 record has a team sitting as the No. 3 seed, the 8-9 Bulls know that if they can bottle that blueprint from the Miami game, it won’t take very long to climb back to the high ground of the standings. “The last four or five games, I think we’ve played well, unfortunately we didn’t have much to show for it,’’ Thibodeau said. “Now I think we’re moving in the right direction. There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the important thing is to come out with the right mindset [tonight against the Pistons] to know how aggressive we have to be against a team like that with their size and their quickness. “We’re going to have to be ready for the speed and in-

tensity of the game and it’s important for us to follow up and have an edge to our game when that ball goes up in the air [today].’’ As far as the one player that can help bring that edge, it remained Joakim Noah. Another reminder of that was on display in the Heat win, as Noah finished with 17 points and 15 rebounds. His second consecutive impressive game after a disappointing first month-plus of basketball. “Well, there’s three parts to it,’’ Thibodeau said of Noah. “The most important part is the mental and physical part, along with emotional. So I think you have to get yourself ready to play, but I think the big thing with Jo was he missed all of training camp [with a groin strain]. You can’t miss all of training camp and expect to play well in the NBA, so the big part, he’s starting to get his timing back.’’

WHAT TO WATCH Today’s Schedule Pro basketball Detroit at Bulls, 7 p.m., WGN College football Oklahoma at Oklahoma St., 11 a.m., ABC Central Florida at Southern Methodist, 11 a.m., ESPN Conference USA, championship game, Marshall at Rice, 11 a.m., ESPN2 Southwest Athletic Conference, championship game, Southern vs. Jackson St., 1 p.m., ESPNU Texas at Baylor, 2:30 p.m., FOX Southeastern Conference, championship game, Auburn vs. Missouri, 3 p.m., CBS South Florida at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m., ESPN2 Pac-12 Conference, championship game, Stanford at Arizona St., 6:45 p.m., ESPN Big Ten Conference, championship game, Ohio St. vs. Michigan St., 7 p.m., FOX Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game Duke vs. Florida St., 7:07 p.m., ABC Mountain West Conference, championship game, Utah St. at Fresno State, 9 p.m., CBS

Men’s basketball Houston Baptist at Michigan, 11 a.m., BTN Texas at Temple, 11 a.m., ESPNU Colgate at Georgetown, 11 a.m., FS1 UCLA at Missouri, 11:30 a.m., CBS Forham at St. John’s, 12:30 p.m., WPWR-50 Clemson at Arakansas, 1 p.m., CSN Bowling Green at Xavier, 1 p.m., FS1 Marquette at Wisconsin, 1:15 p.m., BTN Kansas at Colorado, 2:15 p.m., ESPN2 Illinois-Chicago at Loyola, 3 p.m., CSN Florida Gulf Coast at Florida International, 3 p.m., FS1 Central Connecticut St. at Ohio State, 3:30 p.m., BTN Virginia at Wisconsin-Green Bay, 4 p.m., ESPNU UNLV at Arizona, 4:15 p.m., ESPN2 North Dakota at Butler, 5 p.m., FS1 UNC Greensboro at North Carolina, 6 p.m., ESPNU North Florida at Indiana, 6:30 p.m., BTN Dayton at Illinois St., 7 p.m., CSN Alabama at South Florida, 8 p.m., ESPNU New Mexico St. at Gonzaga, 10 p.m., ESPNU Golf PGA Tour, World Challenge, third round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC

Men’s hockey Massachusetts at Notre Dame, 5:30 p.m., NBCSN Soccer Premier League, Newcastle at Manchester United, 6:40 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Manchester City at Southampton, 8:55 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Tottenham at Sunderland, 11:25 a.m., NBCSN MLS Cup, Real Salt Lake at Kansas City, 3 p.m., ESPN Boxing Champion Sakio Bika (32-5-2) vs. Anthony Dirrell (26-0-0), for WBC super middleweight title; Erislandy Lara (18-12) vs. Austin Trout (26-1-0), for vacant WBA interim super welterweight title; champion Devon Alexander (25-1-0) vs. Shawn Porter (22-0-1), for IBF welterweight title; welterweights, Zab Judah (42-8-0) vs. Paulie Malignaggi (32-5-0), 7 p.m., SHOW Middleweights, Matthew Macklin (29-5-0) vs. Lamar Russ (14-0-0); junior middleweights, Glen Tapia (20-0-0) vs. James Kirkland (31-1-0); champion Guillermo Rigondeaux (12-0-0) vs. Joseph Agbeko (29-4-0), for WBA/WBO super bantamweight titles, 8:45 p.m., HBO Winter sports USSA, Birds of Prey, 1 p.m., NBC (same-

day tape) Sunday’s schedule Pro football Atlanta at Green Bay, noon, FOX Indianapolis at Cincinnati, noon, CBS Seattle at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m., FOX Carolina at New Orleans, 7 p.m., NBC College football Bowl Selection Show, 8 p.m., ESPN Men’s basketball North Florida at Indiana, 3 p.m., BTN Nebraska at Creighton, 5 p.m., FS1 Women’s basketball Gonzaga at Ohio St., 11 a.m., BTN Duke at Oklahoma, 3 p.m., FS1 Golf PGA Tour, World Challenge, final round, noon, TGC; 2 p.m., NBC Wrestling Wisconsin at Michigan St., 1 p.m., BTN Figure skating ISU, Grand Prix Final, 11 a.m., NBC (same-day tape) Soccer Premier League, Aston Villa at Fulham, 7:25 a.m., NBCSN Premier League, Everton at Arsenal, 9:55 a.m., NBCSN Winter sports USSA, Birds of Prey, 1 p.m., NBC; 2 p.m., NBCSN

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Finally, a starting point. A game that the Bulls can point to and understand that’s what they have to be with Derrick Rose once again sidelined for the season. Game film that coach Tom Thibodeau can rewind at almost any point and find good. No easy task in the world of Thibodeau. Bulls 107 – Miami Heat 87 on Thursday night. So of course on Friday there was a new sense of optimism. Well, almost. “From start to finish, probably so,’’ Thibodeau admitted after the late afternoon practice, when asked if it was his team’s most complete game of the year in all aspects, “but there are still a lot of things that we have to do better. [Miami] missed a lot of shots that they normally make so for us, we have to continue to build.

I thought the first half offensively I thought that was our best half of basketball. The second half was OK. But we can do better.’’ Asked to go into further details about what needed to be better, Thibodeau said, “I thought the first half we made quick decisions, the ball moved and then the second half, we hit a segment in the third quarter where we didn’t and then we got back to the movement in the fourth quarter so that part was good.’’ That’s it? A segment in the third quarter when the ball movement was a bit stagnant? Considering some of the disastrous showings since Rose was lost for the year with a torn right meniscus on Nov. 22, the Bulls players will sleep well knowing they had a lapse in making sure the ball was hopping for a few minutes in the third. “Every game is different,

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The Geneva varsity dance team took first and third place in the Class 2A division at the IHSA Competitive Dance Competition on Nov. 23 at Fremd. Geneva is coached by Amy VanWagenen and has 18 members consisting of eight seniors, four juniors, five sophomores and one freshman. Dance team captains are Amie Dappas, Hailey Wishne, Danielle Friedel and Kelsey Paeth. Co-captains are Danielle Friedel and Mindy Lietza. Geneva competes Tuesday at Neuqua Valley. The team as pictured: (back row) Aimee Dappas, Maddie Emma, Coach Amy VanWagenen, Elena Cramer, Natalie Erickson, Danielle Friedel, Molly Zacher, Nicole Rinne; (middle row) Kelsey Paeth, Michelle Lapetina, Kennedy Hughes, Emily Schmid, Mindy Lietza, Jenna Soldati; (front row) Hailey Wishne, Diana Brognia, Mary Kafer, Gigi Hansen, Nikki Serra.

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Baseball boot camp at Marmion Marmion Academy’s baseball coaching staff and varsity baseball players, under the direction of head coach Dave Rakow, will be hosting a baseball bootcamp for sixth through eighth graders Dec. 27 to 29 at Marmion Academy (Regole Field House), 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora. This bootcamp is open to any player who would like

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Personal elf helps make season merry Some people have personal shoppers. I have a personal elf. Miss Holly was in a decorating frenzy Tuesday night, so she donned her Santa hat and we sang along to James Taylor’s Christmas CD at the top of our lungs while she decorated the entire house and I liberated the refrigerator from what remained of our Thanksgiving feast – and enjoyed the last glass of Thanksgiving wine. All we’ve got left to do now is to buy and trim the tree. Holly even hung the stockings, after letting Jake and Posie choose theirs (perhaps one still smells of catnip from goodies past, as the choice was apparently clear). She decided that Santa needs to be re-educated about which stocking is hers, however. “One year, Santa got it wrong,” she said. “My name is Holly and there’s holly on this thing, but he put Noah’s stuff in here,” she said. Right. “Santa was tired?” I suggested. My elf rolled her eyes. Santa clearly needs to get his act together. Whatever. Holly began decking the halls early last month, when she created beautiful paper snowflakes that now adorn our windows and wrote, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” on her dry-erase board. Then she talked me into making our annual cinnamon-scented pinecone purchase from Jewel. (OK, that was weird. It smelled like Christmas before it was even Thanksgiving.) Then, Sunday night, no doubt inspired by the festive atmosphere at Batavia’s

Fine Line Christmas show and sale planned in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale is set to open Friday, Dec. 6, at the Fine Line Creative Arts Center, 37W570 Bolcum Road, St. Charles. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 11 and 12. Proceeds go toward funding Fine Line’s artistic program. Visit www.fineline.org/events/christmastime. html for information.

TALES FROM THE MOTHERHOOD Jennifer DuBose tree-lighting celebration, she convinced her dad to help her string the garland on what’s left of our picket fence. You know, the fence badly damaged a few weeks ago by the collision of two cars that ended up in my yard. I groaned. “Yeah, let’s dress it up,” I said, after it was clear I’d been outvoted. “Go for it.” Really. But it doesn’t look half-bad. Strike that. Sure it does. But now it bears a sort of shabby-chic optimism. Yeah, that’s it. The insurance adjustor finally showed up to have a look, so it’ll probably be repaired next week. Joy to the world. No doubt, Miss Holly will get right on it, stringing the rest of that garland onto the new fence and “making spirits bright.” God love her. She really is a wonder. Because, quite honestly, I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. It turns out that my noshow plumber (remember him?) may actually have botched the installation of our new tub a few years ago, which explains the chronic leak – from our house’s only shower. Looks like that whole, costly-in-the-first-place job may need to be re-done. Merry Christmas to me. (But we’re not in Washington, Ill. How’s that for a perspective-builder?) Still, it’s been kind of a tough year for us, but

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Saturday with Santa scheduled at Peck Farm Park in Geneva GENEVA – A Saturday with Santa event is set from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Peck Farm Peck, 4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva. There will be hot chocolate by the fireplace, Christmas crafts and a visit from Santa. Advance registration is recommended. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www. genevaparks.org.

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Columnist Jennifer DuBose notes that while some people have an “Elf on the Shelf,” she’s got the real thing in her daughter, Holly. we’re having a “Holly, Jolly Christmas” in spite of it all. Hard not to, when I’ve got a little elf in a Santa hat regaling me with tales from her fifth-grade year (two years ago), when, she recalls, she and her classmates weren’t allowed to wear Santa hats for the rest of the Christmas season “because the boys were using them inappropriately.” Yes, yes indeed. My little elf lights up my life in other ways, too. She even does windows. Not only has Holly always

enjoyed washing them (go figure – but hallelujah!), but every Christmas she puts candles in them. You know, the battery-operated ones. (She even re-charges the batteries, but I digress.) She doesn’t mess around. Some folks have an “Elf on the Shelf,” but me? I’ve got the real thing.

• Jennifer DuBose lives in Batavia with her husband, Todd, and their two children, Noah and Holly. Contact her at editorial@ kcchronicle.com.

MAPLE PARK – St. Mary’s of Maple Park will have its annual Christmas Cookie Sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at St. Mary’s Novak Center. St. Mary’s is at 123 S. County Line Road, Maple Park. The Knights of Columbus will again be sponsoring pictures with Santa Claus and refreshments at the same time. Participatns can choose their own homemade cookies for $6 per pound. Advance orders for assorted cookies may be placed until Dec. 12. For information or advance orders, call Anne at 815-827-3302.

Acting classes offered by TV casting director in St. Charles ST. CHARLES – Bill Marinella, casting director for the “Chicago PD” TV series, will offer acting classes from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Shooting Star Studios, 15 S. Second St., St Charles. For information, visit www.shootingstar-studios.com or visit the Shooting Star Facebook page. The fee is $129. – Kane County Chronicle


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Children’s event scheduled at Anderson Animal Shelter SOUTH ELGIN – A Santa Paws Workshop For Kids event is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, at Anderson Animal Shelter, 1000 S. LaFox St., South Elgin. The cost is $50 for the four-hour event with shelter animals. It includes games, crafts and a pizza party. Registration is underway. For information or to register, contact Christin Meyer at cmeyer@andersonanimalshelter.org or 847697-2880, ext. 51.

Christmas musical headed to Northwest Bible Baptist ELGIN – “The Greatest Gift” is the title of the Christmas musical to be presented by the adult and junior choirs of the Northwest Bible Baptist Church of Elgin at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at 9N889 Nesler Road, Elgin. The Christmas celebration of specially-arranged choral music and original drama will be held in the auditorium of the church. The performance is free, and everyone is welcome to attend. For information, call 847-695-6222 or visit www.nwbbc.com.

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ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Children’s Theatre, 111 W. Main St., in downtown St. Charles will present its annual holiday show, “Sing Along with Santa.” It features a short, interactive musical play, followed by visits with Santa. Marge Uhlarik-Boller of Elgin directs this year’s play “Elves on Strike,” written by her and Kate Quan of Wheaton. There will be audience participation and goodies for the children. Performances are on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 22, and reservations are suggested, as the show usually sells out. Visit www.SteelBeamTheatre.com to purchase tickets, or call the box office at 630-587-8521. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.

The Holmstad to host progressive Christmas Open House BATAVIA – A trolley will be available from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at a progressive Christmas Open House at The Holmstad, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia. Family entertainment includes a nativity scene with live animals, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and face painting for the kids. Four musical venues will offer a choice of holiday sounds. Refreshments will include appetizers in Park Manor catered living, a main course in the Town Center residential retirement, and desserts in the health center and assisted living. Participants can enter to win a raffle prize. Families are welcome to the free holiday event. For information, call 877-3917044 or visit www.RetireatHolmstad.com/rsvp. – Kane County Chronicle

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HOROSCOPE By BERNICE BEDE OSOL Newspaper Enterprise Association TODAY – Embrace and experience personal change, but do so with moderation and restraint. Sticking to a budget or doing things on a shoestring will bring you far more satisfaction and less stress in the end. Honesty and integrity must be withheld. Rid yourself of negative influences. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – Get back to basics and go over past experience in order to avoid making a repetitious mistake. Use your intelligence and initiate the changes you need to make. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Show how passionate you can be regarding a cause or belief you embrace. Your attention to detail and determination to reach a goal will leave an imprint. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) – Forget about your problems and take time out to enjoy friends, colleagues or family. Make positive personal, physical changes that will help improve your health and your happiness. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) – Your greatest rewards will come from helping those less fortunate. New relationships will develop through your selfless actions. Others will notice and appreciate your generous spirit. ARIES (March 21-April 19) – Don’t overspend on luxury items. Keep life simple and focus more on what you can do to improve your position, reputation and future. Question your beliefs and your direction. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) – Make plans to spend time with people you find uplifting. Harmony will make up for any dilemmas or losses that you face. Put home and family first. Entertain the ones you love. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) – Take part in a crusade or event where you feel you can offer your services. Your sociable nature will make a difference to those you encounter. A partnership looks encouraging. CANCER (June 21-July 22) – Make a difference to the people around you. Offer insightful suggestions and make a point to do your part to bring peace and happiness to those less fortunate. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) – Quickly handle any problem you face. Don’t take over; just offer suggestions. You don’t want to be labeled as a meddler. A short trip or meeting will lead to a big change. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Spend time with people who mean a lot to you. Participate in joint ventures, and you’ll acquire better insight into how you can help others. The benefits will be worth your while. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Take part in social activities that encourage greater communication. Find solutions to problems that face a core group, community or cause you want to help. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) – Fix up your place or look for ways to spice up your life. Small, unique alterations to the way you live will grab attention and give your love life a boost.

‘Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?’ a visual and intellectual delight By AL ALEXANDER More Content Now Anybody drawing the ire of Richard Nixon and Alan Dershowitz is automatically a hero in my book. Such is the case with MIT’s legendary linguistics professor Noam Chomsky. True, my tiny brain can’t fully wrap itself around most of his esoteric theorems, but it sure is fun trying. French filmmaker Michel Gondry obviously agrees; evidenced by his mind-blowing animated documentary “Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?” The title proffers a tough question, and I can’t speak for everyone, but being that I am tall, I can honestly say Gondry’s quirky sit-down with Chomsky indeed made me happy. And the reason I’m smiling is not so much the depth and scope of Gondry’s queries, but his vibrant, squiggly line drawings that creatively illustrate the verbal volleys exchanged by an artist and a scientist, who often meld into a modern-day da Vinci. A donkey evolves into a pile of rocks; the Charles River magically transforms into the Charles Freeway; and Chomsky and his beloved late wife, Carol, walk handin-hand through life. The latter is especially affecting, knowing that Chomsky, the master of language, is still so grief-stricken that he is unable to verbalize the depth of his pain. How’s that for irony? Pretty terrific, if you ask me; and you can’t help but to be moved. It’s easily, the warmest, most genuine moment in the film. But that’s not nearly as

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“Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?” is a documentary by Michel Gondry and features Noam Chomsky. rewarding as laying witness to two science-minded iconoclasts repeatedly getting snippy with each other, mostly because these primo communicators often can’t understand what the other is saying. For Chomsky – and us – the challenge is trying to decipher Gondry’s heavy French accent. And for Gondry – and us – the test is trying to keep up with Chomsky, as he regularly veers off the main road and wanders into such oddities as the role of farm wives in preserving agriculture, and recalling how his then 10-year-old daughter used him as a show-and-tell project after his political activism landed him in jail for protesting the Vietnam War. Clearly, Gondry (best known for directing “Eter-

nal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is most uncomfortable when the discussion turns to the Holocaust, and Chomsky, a Jew, chastises France’s abhorrent treatment of deathcamp survivors in the years immediately following World War II. Understandably, Gondry is quick to change the topic, saying, “Can I come back to maybe more happy matters?” To which Chomsky replies, “Pick at random in the world and it won’t be very happy.” OK, optimism isn’t Chomsky’s strong suit. Brains are. And even now, at age 84, Chomsky remains sharp as a tack. Not that you could tell by looking. That’s because we rarely see him, and when we do, it’s usually just his head and torso squeezed into Gondry’s wonderfully freakish animations.

They aren’t just frivolous scribbles, either. In their own crude way, they actually clarify Chomsky’s words and theorems, which reside way beyond our mortal intellects. And even if you don’t understand Chomsky, or, dislike his leftist political views, you’ll still be enthralled by Gondry’s bizarrely imaginative doodles. If you’ve seen his vastly underappreciated “The Science of Sleep,” you’ll have an idea of the treats awaiting you. Best of all, you don’t need to be an intellectual to enjoy it, just a fan of art and science. Somewhere out there da Vinci is smiling.

• “Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?” is unrated. The documentary is by Michel Gondry and features Noam Chomsky. Grade: B+


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to bring her son to my family festivities. Is this wrong of me? Needless to say, this relationship has added a lot of stress to my life. I tried breaking off the relationship over the summer, and I’m not even sure why it still continues. I feel mean and rude, but I don’t want to be – and can’t be – this girl’s only means of support. – Trapped In Buffalo Dear Trapped: It is neither mean nor rude to draw the line when someone’s neediness is more than you can cope with. It is OK to say no, and you needn’t feel guilty about it. It is also OK to advise someone that low-cost counseling is available in most communities if the person appears unstable or unable to cope with life. When you do, tell her that her needs are more than you are able to handle. If you do, you may not need to end the friendship – she may do it for you, but you’ll be doing her a favor. • Write Dear Abby at www. dearabby.com.

Weight-loss drugs are not for the mildly overweight Dear Doctor K: Should I take a weight-loss drug to help me lose weight? Dear Reader: If you are only mildly overweight or just want to lose a few pounds to improve your appearance, then weight-loss drugs are not for you. On the other hand, if your health is at risk and you haven’t been able to lose weight through diet and exercise, drug therapy may increase your chance of success. There are a handful of FDA-approved weight-loss drugs on the market today. One is available over-the-counter; the others are prescription only. When I was a medical student, virtually none of them were available. The growing epidemic of obesity has led to the development of many drugs that can be helpful. None is a “magic bullet;” none melts the fat off of you while you’re watching TV. These drugs promote weight loss in different ways. A drug called orlistat reduces the amount of fat your body absorbs from the food you eat. Other drugs suppress your appetite, help you feel full and ramp up your metabolism. The drugs that work this way have long, hard-to-pronounce

ASK DOCTOR K Anthony L. Komaroff medical names: lorcaserin, phentermine, diethylpropion, benzphetamine, phendimetrazine, bupropion, topiramate, zonisamide. Several drugs for Type 2 diabetes appear to also help with weight loss, when combined with lifestyle changes: metformin, pramlintide, exenatide, liraglutide. It’s ironic that the names of each of the drugs that can help with weight loss are themselves quite a mouthful. When deciding whether to recommend weight-loss drugs to my patients, I consider their body mass index (BMI). BMI estimates a healthy weight based on height. (Refer to the BMI chart I’ve put on my website, AskDoctorK.com, to determine your BMI.) You should consider taking a weight-loss drug only if you: • Have a BMI of 30 or higher, or • Have a BMI of 27 or higher and also have one or more weight-related health problems, such as Type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure.

Before you start a weight-loss drug, consider why you overeat. For example, do you overeat because of stress, bad habits or emotional issues? If so, you may benefit less from medication and more from psychotherapy or behavioral therapy. On the other hand, if you overeat because of hunger, then weight-loss drugs are more likely to help. Over the years, several weightloss drugs have been taken off the market because of safety concerns. It can take time, and lots of people taking a new drug, before any safety issues become apparent. Most of the drugs now available have not been on the market very long, so talk to your doctor about your individual risks and benefits. Finally, bear in mind that you should use weight-loss drugs only in combination with diet and physical activity. To lose weight over the long term, you need to recognize and change the behaviors that led to your weight gain. Otherwise, any weight you lose is likely to return.

• Dr. Komaroff is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. Visit www.AskDoctorK. com to send questions and get additional information.

Dr. Wallace: Lately, I’ve been having the blahs. I’m not deeply depressed, but I have been finding myself in the dumps lately and I don’t know how to think positive things. I guess all this started a month ago when my boyfriend (for a year) and I ended our relationship, mutually. I’m glad we are not together anymore, but somehow I don’t feel good about the split. I’m 17, enjoy school, get good grades and I teach Sunday school to younger children. I’m anti-drugs and alcohol, and I’ve got a wonderful family, but I’ve still got the blahs. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, so any help that you can provide me will be appreciated. – Nameless, Orlando, Fla. Dear Nameless: Let me give you my definition of the “blahs.” You feel you should have stayed in bed; you feel dreary and lonely; you wish you could snap out of it and be your happy smiling self, but you don’t know what to do because you see no way out. Give the following 10 TEEN Magazine tips a try. 1. List your good points. Start out by making a list of all your best qualities. Think only of your positive traits and special talents.

2. Work wonders for your mood by working out! Ever hear of “runner’s high”? It’s the euphoric feeling runners experience after pushing themselves to the limit. This feeling of intense well-being is brought on by opiate-like hormones called beta-endorphins that your body produces. Any form of exercise that works your heart and lungs will release beta-endorphins.

3. Talk things out. Sometimes, the best way to deal with a bad mood is to have a heart-toheart talk with a trusted, understanding friend.

’TWEEN 12 & 20 Robert Wallace 4. Grin ‘n’ bear it! Feel like frowning? Force yourself to smile into a mirror instead. 5. Reminisce about happy times. When you’re feeling depressed, it’s important to remind yourself that your bad mood isn’t permanent. Life is like a book, full of happy and sad chapters. If you’re in a sad one, get out your photo album of favorite times in the past and relive them!

6. Surround yourself with positive pals. Recharge your batteries by forcing yourself to get out and socialize with high-spirited friends! Good moods are contagious!

7. Get out of your rut. Sometimes, a bummedout mood is just a sign of sheer boredom. Get involved in a new hobby or project! Whether it’s playing the guitar or photography, you’ll enjoy the challenge of trying something new, and you’ll meet new people while you’re at it!

8. Focus on the positive. Thinking happy thoughts nips the blues in the bud. Pepper your thoughts with as much positive pep talk as you can muster, such as, “Today will be a good day for me,” or “Next time, things will work out better.”

9. Count your blessings. When you focus on all the things you have going for you, you may feel lucky – not to mention happy!

10. Help someone else. Turn the spotlight off yourself. Forget your own troubles. Instead, focus on helping someone else. Your spirits will lift when you do something nice for others. • Email Dr. Robert Wallace at rwallace@ galesburg.net.

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204 pounds. I feel really fat and I want to go on a diet, but my mom won’t let me. I’m getting bad grades in gym class and need your help. – Sad Girl In New Hampshire Dear Sad Girl: By recognizing that you have a problem that you can’t deal with on your own, you have already taken an important first step in resolving it. The next is to talk to your gym teacher about this and enlist her aid in convincing your mother to give you the help you need. Childhood obesity is rampant in this country, and all those extra pounds could negatively affect your health – not only now, but in the future. If you have a pediatrician, the doctor may be able to discuss the importance of a healthy diet and exercise program for you with your mom. You will need the help of other adults to make her understand if she can’t see that you need

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In yesterday’s deal, declarer had to take three club finesses with Q-9-3 opposite A-J-10-2. This required running the nine, the lower “high” card, first, so that he could repeat the finesse two more times without needing an extra entry. I thought that was standard technique – until I saw this deal. South gets to five clubs. West leads the spade king. How should South approach the play? North might have bid one no-trump, but two clubs was preferable. If South had interest in three no-trump, he could have cue-bid in spades. Also, if South had something like queen-doubleton of spades, he ought to have been the no-trump declarer, not North. South has two losers in the black suits. So, he must find East with both red-suit kings, unlikely as that might seem. And being in the dummy for the last time, declarer has to take three finesses, two in diamonds and one in hearts. How? If South runs the diamond nine, what does he do next? If he leads dummy’s diamond 10, he will be stuck in his hand with the jack. And if he plays the queen, East can cover with the king to put South into his hand. Instead, declarer must start with dummy’s diamond queen. If East covers, South wins, plays a diamond to dummy’s nine, and takes the heart finesse. Or, if East plays low, South unblocks his jack, then continues with the diamond nine. He can take all three finesses and make his contract. Bridge retains its appeal primarily because you can rarely use the words “always” and “never.”


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The farm is directly south of 4295 Van Dyke Road Minooka IL. 60447, Van Dyke road is located between IL. Rt. 52 and Caton Farm Road and can be found by taking either road to Grove Rd. Once on Grove road go either north or south to Van Dyke Road, at T-intersection then go east on Van Dyke road. The farm is Roughly 12.5 miles northwest of I-80 near Shorewood IL. Or 10 miles southeast of Yorkville IL. (Watch for sign posted on property)

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LEFT: Brian Ehman and his son, Landon, 5, wait for Santa Claus on Friday during the Geneva Christmas Walk. ABOVE: Five-year-old Anika Dodrill of Wayne (center) eats a candy cane as employees of Graham’s Chocolates make the red and white treat in the front window of their shop during the event.

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Christmas Walk fans brave the cold By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com

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ENEVA – Even with temperatures at a breezy 13 degrees, nothing could stop the crowds filling Third Street in Geneva on Friday night for the annual Christmas Walk celebration. Santa arrived and a group of singers led the crowd to join in “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Then led by Mayor Kevin Burns, the crowd did a countdown of five for the lighting of the Great Tree – a very tall fir tree – on the lawn of the old courthouse. As it went from darkness to thousands of lights, the crowd whooped and hollered its approval.

Crowds gather on Third Street for celebration The kickoff of the annual two-day celebration drew many who make it their personal holiday tradition, such as Nancy Regole of Campton Hills, who hasn’t missed a Christmas Walk in 27 years. “I like this event because I’m Swedish and Norwegian,” Regole said. “My whole life, we celebrated Christmas like this in Minnesota. And so when I moved here, my husband took me out this way so I could continue to have my Christmas. I wouldn’t miss it for anything.” Erin Kohlhagen of St. Charles cuddled her 2-monthold daughter, Grace, inside

her coat while her husband, Steve, held 18-month-old Kylie. “We love coming here every year,” Kohlhagen said. “We’re not going to let the weather hold us back.” The brisk weather drew many inside the downtown stores to warm up, get a drink of hot cider and nosh on a candy cane. Nat Constanzo of Simply Baby stood at the door of the Shoppes at 127, handing out candy canes as people filled the store. He said he wanted those taking a cane to sing a Christmas song first.

“I just had somebody sing a Swedish Christmas carol to me,” Constanzo said. Karen Reed of Matteson offered a heartfelt solo of “Silent Night” and the crowd cheered and clapped for her impromptu performance. Reed said she drove 90 minutes for the Christmas Walk and was enthralled with the beauty of downtown Geneva and the friendliness of the people. Also catching a bit of warmth was Bob Reichardt, a police sergeant in Campton Hills. Reichardt said he has been coming for several years to enjoy the festivities.

Charlotte and Jocelyn Miller of Hanover Park said they had been coming for years, as Charlotte does business with the Coffee Drop Shop, whose owners urged to come. “We love it,” Jocelyn Miller said. Among the stores hosting free hot chocolate was a new confectionery, Kilwin’s, 407 S. Third St., but it is not scheduled to open until March 1. “I’ve wanted to own a store on Third Street since the 1970s,” franchisee Tom Castronovo of Geneva said. “It’s going to be a chocolate cafe with indoor seating.” The Christmas Walk continues today with store

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Public Notice is hereby given that on December 04, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the PUBLIC NOTICE County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and ASSUMED NAME addresses of all persons owning, PUBLICATION NOTICE conducting and transacting the business known as TIDY CHICKS Public Notice is hereby given located at 1972 Sedgegrass Trail, that on December 05, 2013 a cer- Aurora, IL 60504. tificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illi- Dated: December 04, 2013. nois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, /s/ John A. Cunningham conducting and transacting the Kane County Clerk business known as FINE LINE PAINTING located at 307 Jewel (Published in the Kane County Ave, St. Charles, IL 60174. Chronicle, December 7, 14 & 21, 2013.) Dated: December 05, 2013. See yourself in Neighbors /s/ John A. Cunningham neighbors@kcchronicle.com Kane County Clerk (Published in the Kane County Chronicle, December 7, 14 & 21, 2013.)

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JOSEPHINE WELZIEN 64 Ash, Carpentersville, IL 60110 Date and Place of Death: October 13, 2013, Elgin, Illinois

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Case No. 13 P 640 PUBLICATION NOTICE INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATION TO CREDITORS, CLAIMANTS, UNKNOWN HEIRS AND LEGATEES 1. Notice is hereby given of the death of Josephine Welzien who died on October 13, 2013, Elgin, Illinois. 2. The Representative for the estate is: Charles Welzien, Jr., 3 Livingston Ave., Carpentersville, IL 60110. 3. The Attorney for the estate is: Raymond R. Geimer, 96 N Kennedy Dr, Carpentersville, IL 60110. 4. Claims against the estate may be filed on or before May 23, 2014. Claims against the estate may be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, P.O. Box 112, Geneva, IL 60134-112, with the Representative or both. Any claim not filed within that period is barred. Copies of a claim filed with the Clerk must be mailed or delivered to the Representative and to the attorney within 10 days after it has been filed. 5. On November 14, 2013 an Order Admitting the Will to Probate was entered. 6. Within forty-two (42) days after the effective date of the original Order Admitting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to require proof of the validity of the Will by testimony or witnesses to the Will in open Court, or other evidence, as provided in Article VI 5/6-21 (755 ILCS 5/6/21). 7. Within six (6) months after the effective date of the original Order Admit-ting the Will to Probate, you may file a petition with the Court to contest the validity of the Will as provided under Article VIII 5/8-1 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/8-1). 8. The estate will be administered without Court supervision unless an interested party terminates independent supervision administration by filing a petition to terminate under Article XXVIII 5/28-4 of the Probate Act (755 ILCS 5/284).

Public Notice is hereby given that on November 20, 2013 a certificate was filed in the office of the County Clerk of Kane County, Illinois, setting forth the names and addresses of all persons owning, conducting and transacting the business known as PINPOINT ACCOUNTING located at 9 Saddlewood Ct., Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Treasurer's Report The Board of Trustees of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, Illinois, Counties of Kane and DuPage, Illinois I, Joy K. Ganster, Do Hereby Certify that I am the duly appointed, qualified, and serving Finance Manager of the Batavia Public Library District, Batavia, Illinois, in the Counties of Kane and DuPage, Illinois, and, as such, am the public officer who receives for disbursement and disburses public funds in discharge of debts and liabilities of the Batavia Public Library District; and I Further Certify and Swear that, pursuant to the requirements of the Public Funds Statement Publication Act [30 ILCS 15], the attached is a true and correct copy of the Treasurer's Report for the Fiscal Year beginning 1 July 2012 and ending 30 June 2013. Given Under My Hand at Batavia, Illinois, this 2nd day of December, 2013. Joy K. Ganster Finance Manager Section 1 Statement of All Moneys Received Beginning Cash Balance (All Funds): 1 July 2012 Revenues 1. Property Tax $3,713,095 2. Corporate Replacement Tax 35,337 3. Fines & Fees 52,621 4. Grants 27,296 5. Interest and Dividend Income 2,899 6. Other Sources of Revenue 142,321 Total Revenues Total Cash Available Expenditures 7. Culture and Recreation $3,172,590 8. Debt Service 551,379 Total Expenditures Ending Cash Balance (All Funds): 30 June 2013

Section 4 Statement of Operations for All Funds Library Fund (Fund 10) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $2,099,876 Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

Section 3 Statement of All Moneys Paid Out as Compensation for Personnel Services Compensation for Personnel Services by Salary Range: Under $25,000.00 (Ledbetter, Victoria M; Schewe, Nicole E; Kirby, Joseph D; Merry, Kelle R; DiVerde, Kay M; Roquet, Elaine C; Pena, David M; Sorenson, Samantha A; Howell, Courtney K; Gaffney, Mary E; Feiza, Elena S; Stach, Marilee A; Geiser, Michelle E; Capettini, Emily E; Cook, Kelly A; McLaughlin, Heather L; Duncan, Brittany R; Roozen, Brittnea J; Steskal, Mary L; Okland, Dyane M; Johnson, Bruce R; Pottle, Leandra E; Hultquist, Sharon M; Hauge, Mary E; Hensel, Kelly J; Bottigliero, Michael C; Ortega, Julie L; Plass, Catherine C; Micheli, Gina M; Harms, Albert E; Kruk Elkin, Nancy E; May, Sara P; Garwood, Whitney R; Furnas, Melissa A; Doyle, Linda J; Smogur, Emma R; Miller, Alissa L; Girmscheid-Bennett, Kathryn M; Peterson, Cynthia S; Harrison, Sherri L; Krass, Ian M; Clegg, Melissa R; Mollohan, Michael L; Miller, Jennifer A; Myers, Donald

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$646,002 2,837,545 2,706,942 $776,605

IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) Fund (Fund 12) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $886 Revenues 121,265 Expenditures 138,610 $(16,459) 3,973,569 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $6,073,445 FICA Fund (Fund 14) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $9,564 Revenues 107,767 111,243 3,723,969 Expenditures $6,088 $2,349,476 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

Section 2 Statement of All Moneys Paid Out > $2,500.00 in the Aggregate (Exclusive of Compensation for Personnel Services) Operating Expenditures by Vendor: VENDOR SUM: 3M CUSTOMER SERVICES 12,099: ALARM DETECTION SYSTEMS, INC. 2,628: AMAZON.COM CREDIT 26,190: AMERITAS 11,963: AT&T 10,168: APPLE BOOKS 2,566: AUDIO VISUAL SYSTEMS INC 11,858: BAKER & TAYLOR 25,849: BAKER & TAYLOR 10,094: BAKER & TAYLOR, INC. 4,107: BAKER TAYLOR 51,981: BAKER&TAYLOR 12,604: BAKER&TAYLOR 37,274: BAKER&TAYLOR 8,543: AUDIOGO 3,508: BOB'S SALT & FEED SERVICE 2,637: BOND TRUST SERVICES CORP. 48,700: BRILLIANCE AUDIO 3,355: BUDGET LIBRARY SUPPLIES 3,049: BUILDING TECHNOLOGY CORP 36,944: BUTTREY-WULFF-MAMMINGA AGENCY 4,630: CITY OF BATAVIA 101,140: CONVERGINT 15,313: DAVID THOMAS MECHANICAL 20,391: DELL MARKETING 11,053: DEMCO, INC. 7,839: DOCUMENT IMAGING DIMENSIONS 3,317: EBSCO SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES 12,712: EMBURY LTD. 15,461: NEIGHBORS 17,900: ESSOCE, L.L.C. 6,742: FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY 6,451: GALE GROUP 16,220: GORDON FLESCH COMPANY 13,362: GRAYBAR ELECTRIC CO. 3,290: HASLER 6,450: HEALTHSERVICE CORP. 182,067: HORIZON DISTRIBUTORS, INC. 8,443: INDIANA INSURANCE 25,005: INTERIORS FOR BUSINESS 4,886: KJW ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS 5,356: LAUTERBACH & AMEN, LLP 6,200: LINC 94,011: LYLE SUMEK 9,877: MANGO 2,625: MANPOWER 14,673: MARK 1 9,500: MASTERCARD 30,732: MET LIFE 2,927: MIC CONSTRUCTION 4,760: MIDWEST TAPE 14,702: NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL ROOFING 3,384: NEWSBANK, INC. 3,400: NICOR GAS 16,119: OLLIS BOOK CORP. 3,787: OVERDRIVE 11,438: PEREGRINE, STIME, RITZMAN, LTD 10,255: PERFORMANCE CHEMICAL 4,328: PLAY N TRADE 5,735: PROQUEST 7,198: QUILL 4,372: RANDOM HOUSE 6,145: RECORDED BOOKS, LLC 8,291: ROBERTS & PINTER, LTD. 67,887: SEALCOAT SOLUTIONS 13,411: SCHINDLER ELEVATOR CORP. 8,990: SCHOLASTIC, INC. 3,144: SECOND CITY 3,000: SHOWCASES 2,958: SIKICH LLP 3,460: SIMPLEX GRINNEL LP 3,164: STAPLES 3,281: TEE JAY SERVICE COMPANY, INC. 2,528: THORNAPPLE LANDSCAPE MAINTENCE 8,102: TODAY'S BUSINESS SOLUTIONS INC 6,577: WALTER E. DEUCHLER ASSOC. INC 7,500: WESTON WOODS 2,731:

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Building Equipment & Maintenance Fund (Fund 16) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) Liability Insurance & Risk Management Fund (Fund 18) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$167,572 173,059 180,977 $159,654 $13,239 24,272 27,685 $9,826

Audit Fund (Fund 20) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$1,053 6,408 6,200 $1,261

Publications Fund (Fund 21) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$863 5,330 300 $5,893

Special Reserve Fund (Fund 22) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$837,363 75,000 0 $912,363

Working Cash Fund (Fund 23) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$203,305 151 0 $203,456

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Bond & Interest Fund (Fund 24) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) $191,320 617,462 Revenues1 Expenditures 551,379 Ending Balance (Cash on Hand) $257,403 1 Bonds in the total sum of $8,800,000 were approved by the voters on 3 November 1998. The Bonds were issued in two installments, i.e., a first issue in December 1998 ($4,700,000) and a second issue in January 1999 ($4,100,000). Development Fund (Fund 28) Beginning Balance (Cash on Hand) Revenues Expenditures Ending Balance (Cash on Hand)

$28,709 5,310 633 $33,386

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Bethany Lutheran Church

Baker Memorial United Methodist Church

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD ❃

Sanctuary 1S430 Wenmoth Rd. (630) 879-0785 www.sanctuaryag.com Sunday Service at 10:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9:00 a.m. Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Bible studies and children’s Bible clubs for all ages

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First Baptist Church of Geneva “Reach. Connect. Equip. Serve” East Campus (EC) 2300 South Street, Geneva Sunday: Traditional – 9:15 & 10:45 a.m. Worship Café – 9:15 a.m. West Campus (WC) 3435 Keslinger Road, Geneva Saturday Worship - 5:00 PM Sunday: Contemporary 9:15 & 10:45 AM (630) 232-7068 www.fbcg.com Hand in Hand Christian Preschool: 630-208-4903

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Holy Cross Catholic Church

2300 Main St., Batavia (630) 879-4750 Saturday Mass: 4:15 p.m. Sunday Masses: 6:30, 8:00, 9:45 & 11:15 a.m. Weekday Lenten Masses: 6:30 a.m., 8 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. Holy Day Masses: 7:00 p.m. Anticipatory, 6:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. Confessions: Sat. After 8:30 a.m. Mass & 3:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Mon.- Fri. 7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m. Tuesdays 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tues. 8:30 a.m. & Sat. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Healing Service & Chaplet, Tues. 6:00 p.m. Rosary for Life: 1st Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Sun. to Sat. 1:00 p.m. Msgr Daniel Deutsch - Pastor

St. Patrick Catholic Church

(downtown) 408 Cedar St., St. Charles, IL 60174 Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. & Noon (Crane Road) 6N491 Crane Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday, 8:00 a.m., 9:45 a.m., & 11:30 a.m.

St. Peter Catholic Church 1891 Kaneville Rd., Geneva (630) 232-0124 Weekday Masses Monday-Thursday 7AM & 8AM Friday during Summer 7AM & 8AM Friday during School Year 7AM & 8:45 AM Saturday 8AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4:30PM Sunday 7AM, 9AM, 11AM, 5PM Holy Day & Holiday Masses Call the church for Mass times on these special days Confessions: Monday through Friday, 7:30 -7:55 AM Saturday, 8:30-10:00 AM & 3:15-4:15 PM

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Batavia Covenant Church, Preschool 1314 W. Main St., Batavia. (630) 879-3721 bataviacov.com Sunday Worship Hours: • 9:00 am Contemporary Worship Service • 10:00 am Coffee (Fellowship Hall) • 10:35 am Traditional Worship Service Preschool: (630) 879-3795

1145 N. 5th Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 1 mile N. of Rt. 64 on Rt. 25, (630) 584-2199 www.bethlehemluth.org Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m./ 9:15 a.m./ 10:30 a.m. Adult Learning, Sundays: 9:15 am/10:30 am Worship on Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Uplift on Saturdays 6:30 pm Teen led Praise Gathering Bethelem Preschool Center: Full Day Child Care/Half dayPreschool 630-584-6027

Geneva Lutheran Church “Serving Christ in the Heart of the Community” 301 South Third St., Geneva (630) 232-0165 www.genevalutheran.org Communion Worship Schedule Saturday – 5:30pm in Chapel Sunday - 9:00am in Sanctuary 10am - CoffeeHouse - free treats/beverages 10:15 am - Education Hour for ages 3 yrs.-adult Parents’ Day Out Program ages 2-5yrs. - M-F, 9:30am12:30pm or 10am-1pm age 4yrs., 12:30-3pm Building is ADA compliant.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church & Preschool (Missouri Synod) 101 S. 6th Ave., St. Charles (Just South of St. Charles Library) (630) 584-8638 The Rev. Timothy P. Silber, Sr. Pastor Worship Schedule: Saturday @ 5:30 p.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship Sunday @ 11:00 a.m. Praise Worship Education Hour @ 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. All services elevator access St. Mark’s Nurturing Center Preschool for ages 2 – Pre K (630) 584-4850 www.stmarksstc.org

Fourth Ave. & Main St., St. Charles Join Us for Worship 9 a.m. Traditional Worship 10:45 a.m. Jazz Worship In the Sanctuary Nursery Care Available Senior Pastor: Rev. Ronni Sue Verboom 630-584-6680 www.bakermemorialchurch.org

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Fox Valley Presbyterian Church (USA) A Welcoming Church 227 East Side Dr., Geneva (630) 232-7448 (1 blk. N. of Rt. 38.) (630) 232-7448 www.fvpres.com 8:30 a.m. Worship (informal) 10:00 a.m. Worship (traditional) 10:00 a.m. Church school Nursery Care Provided 8:30-11:00 a.m. Adult Breakfast Club 8:30 a.m. Confirmation (7-8th grd.) 4:00 p.m. Youth Group 7:00 p.m. The Growing Place Weekday Preschool We are a Stephen Ministry Church

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800/407-0223

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Seven-Day Forecast

Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.

TODAY

SUN

Mostly sunny and bitterly cold

Mostly cloudy and warmer; light snow late

17 11

25 20

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TUE

WED

THU

FRI

Mostly cloudy, Partly sunny and Partly sunny and Partly sunny and brisk and colder very cold bitterly cold not as cold

226

208

Tri-Cities Almanac

186

Cloudy with some rain and snow

29 24

24 15

Harvard

17/8 McHenry Statistics through 4 p.m. yesterday Belvidere 18/8 Temperatures Waukegan 18/8 20/10 High/low ....................................... 20°/16° Normal high ......................................... 37° Rockford Crystal Lake Deerfield Record high .............................. 65° (2001) Algonquin 18/7 17/11 19/12 19/7 Normal low .......................................... 23° Hampshire Record low ............................... -7° (1977) Schaumburg 18/9 Elgin 19/12 Peak wind ......................... NNW at 15 mph 18/8 DeKalb Precipitation 17/11 Tri-Cities Chicago 24 hours through 4 p.m. yest. ........... 0.00” 17/11 19/13 Month to date ................................... 0.06” Normal month to date ....................... 0.53” Oak Park Year to date .................................... 34.58” 20/14 Aurora Normal year to date ........................ 36.02” Dixon 19/8

UV Index

The higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.

18/10

Sandwich 19/11

Orland Park 19/12

10 a.m.

Noon

2 p.m.

4 p.m.

0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme

Air Quality Reading as of Friday

City Arlington Hts Aurora Deerfield Des Plaines Elgin Gary Hammond Janesville

Today Hi Lo W 19 12 s 18 10 s 19 12 pc 19 12 pc 18 8 s 22 15 pc 22 13 pc 16 7 s

Sunday Hi Lo W 26 19 sn 27 19 sn 27 20 sn 27 20 sn 27 19 sn 31 22 sn 27 20 sn 24 18 sn

Today Hi Lo W 22 14 s 19 8 s 19 12 s 20 13 s 20 14 pc 19 9 s 19 12 pc 20 10 pc

City Kankakee Kenosha La Salle Morris Munster Naperville Tinley Park Waukegan

Sunday Hi Lo W 28 22 sn 26 19 sn 28 19 sn 28 21 sn 28 22 sn 27 20 sn 28 20 sn 26 20 c

Fox River Stages 0-50 Good; 51-100 Moderate; 101-150 Unhealthy for sensitive groups; 151-200 Unhealthy; 201-300 Very Unhealthy; 301-500 Hazardous Source: Illinois EPA

Weather History Early snow and a hard freeze followed by a thaw and heavy rain produced the greatest flood on the Connecticut River in 50 years and on the Merrimac River in 70 years on Dec. 7, 1740.

Fld: flood stage. Prs: stage in feet at 7 a.m Friday. Chg: change in previous 24 hours. Station Fld Prs Chg Station Fld Prs Chg Algonquin................. 3....... 1.49...... -0.08 Montgomery........... 13..... 11.24...... -0.10 Burlington, WI ........ 11....... 6.79..... +0.01 New Munster, WI .... 19....... 6.61...... -0.02 Dayton ................... 12....... 6.20..... +0.03 Princeton .............. 9.5....... 4.27...... -0.43 McHenry .................. 4....... 1.18...... -0.07 Waukesha ................ 6....... 3.04...... -0.16

Sun and Moon Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset

Today 7:07 a.m. 4:22 p.m. 10:49 a.m. 10:07 p.m.

Sunday 7:08 a.m. 4:22 p.m. 11:24 a.m. 11:16 p.m.

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Sunday Hi Lo W 32 24 pc 50 47 r 34 33 sn 10 0 c 16 2 pc 35 29 s 38 38 r 28 20 sn 31 29 sn 33 28 c 19 0 sn 20 8 sn 83 65 pc 46 40 c 28 24 sn 25 11 sn 42 27 pc 58 39 pc

City Louisville Miami Milwaukee Minneapolis Nashville New Orleans New York City Oklahoma City Omaha Orlando Philadelphia Phoenix Pittsburgh St. Louis Salt Lake City San Francisco Seattle Washington, DC

Today Hi Lo W 26 21 c 82 72 s 16 10 s 4 0 s 36 30 c 47 45 r 42 28 pc 22 16 c 12 -2 c 83 64 pc 43 28 pc 56 45 pc 29 14 pc 24 15 pc 28 15 sn 49 37 pc 29 18 s 44 31 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 34 31 sn 83 73 pc 27 20 sn 15 6 sn 41 35 r 61 54 t 35 33 sn 28 19 i 18 3 sn 83 65 pc 35 33 sn 57 36 pc 30 29 sn 29 21 sn 18 -2 c 48 36 s 32 21 pc 32 32 sn

Sunday Hi Lo W 53 34 s 66 52 pc 50 28 c 40 38 c 93 66 t 69 49 pc 9 -1 sf 57 46 sh 73 58 c 51 40 pc 54 34 s 87 74 pc

City Mexico City Moscow Nassau New Delhi Paris Rio de Janeiro Rome Seoul Singapore Sydney Tokyo Toronto

Today Hi Lo W 77 46 pc 28 25 sn 83 72 pc 77 50 s 44 34 pc 81 74 r 55 46 s 48 29 s 86 75 r 78 59 pc 53 45 c 26 15 pc

Sunday Hi Lo W 73 46 pc 28 18 sn 81 73 pc 78 49 s 45 33 pc 85 74 t 58 45 pc 50 39 c 86 75 t 83 65 s 53 39 pc 28 26 c

World Weather City Athens Baghdad Beijing Berlin Buenos Aires Cairo Calgary Jerusalem Johannesburg London Madrid Manila

Today Hi Lo W 56 42 pc 63 48 pc 49 32 s 35 31 sn 89 66 s 68 54 c 2 0 pc 60 49 pc 72 55 t 46 41 pc 55 32 s 85 74 c

Weather (W): s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice.

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Patrons check out all the lights on the city’s official Christmas tree during the Geneva Christmas Walk.

Visits with Santa and Geneva House Tour among activities for annual two-day event • CELEBRATION Continued from page 4 specials, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, the used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Geneva Library, 127 James St.; and the Geneva House Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for the self-guided tour of five decorated homes are $30 and are available at various stores and at the Ge-

neva Chamber of Commerce. More information is available at www.genevachamber.com. Also, chef Alain Roby of The All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 S. Third St., will mark a oneyear anniversary of when he made the world’s longest candy cane at 6 p.m. today. Roby will present a 10foot replica of his Guinness World Record-breaking 51foot candy cane, which will be broken apart and shared

8LOCAL BRIEF Kane County Farm Bureau to host free workshop ST. CHARLES – Kane County Farm Bureau will host a free workshop for farmers, drainage commissioners and contractors at noon Thursday at 2N710 Randall Road, St. Charles. The workshop will provide information about local, state and federal regulatory issues affecting farmland drainage and stormwater management. A complimentary lunch will be provided. Speakers from the U.S. Army

Corps of Engineers, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and County of Kane Stormwater Management will review maps of proposed and hypothetical drainage maintenance and improvement activities to provide examples of jurisdiction and who to contact in specific situations. The event is free to area farmers. Call 630-584-8660 or email info@kanecfb.com by Monday to reserve a seat and complimentary lunch at the meeting.

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with guests along with hot apple cider.

TOP: Sydney Nelson, dressed as a Santa Lucia girl, hands out cookies. ABOVE: Santa Claus makes his appearance during the Geneva Christmas Walk on Friday night.

• Do you feel that people often mumble? • Do you frequently say “what” or “huh”? • Do you misunderstand names and numbers? • Do you like the TV/radio volume loud? • Do you have trouble hearing in a noisy room?

GENEVA Delnor Medical Office Bldg. 351 Delnor Dr., #310 Geneva, Il 60134 Other Locations: Naperville

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GENEVA

‘Wonderful Life’ comes to life in live radio play By BRENDA SCHORY bschory@shawmedia.com GENEVA – The trials of George Bailey and Clarence the Angel will be performed in “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” to be performed the next two weekends at Playhouse 38, 524 W. State St., Geneva. Lisa Pivaronas, co-director with Charlie Brieger, said the story is performed as the characters are playing characters in a live radio show in 1940s style.

“There are nine actors who play a variety of different roles, except for George and Mary – they are the only ones with one role,” Pivaronas, of Bartlett, said. “We are doing [this] as [if] for a radio audience with 1940s commercial breaks that we have fun with. We have a Foley actor doing sound effects,” Pivaronas said. “And we dress as close to period as we can in 1940s outfits. We have little ‘on air’ and an ‘applause’ signs to involve our audience.” Although the 75-minute

production – with an intermission – is abbreviated, Pivaronas said not much is left out at all. “These are really great actors who are really fun to watch,” Pivaronas said. “You can see their body language as they get into character. Scott Schafer is our Foley operator, but he also does the voice of Mr. Martini and the man who wants his $242 when there is a run on the bank.” Schafer, of Batavia, is an employee of the Kane County Chronicle.

create handmade wrapping paper and gift bags. Snacks and supplies are provided. Advanced registration is required. The event cost is $34 per child for residents ($51 nonresidents), and $30 per additional child. For information, call 630-232-4542 or visit www.genevaparks.org.

land dinner party is set for 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Francesca’s by the River, 200 S. Second St., St. Charles. The cost is $29 for Adult Activity Center members and $43.50 for nonmembers. The menu includes salad, rigatoni pasta, roasted chicken breast and roasted potatoes. A cash bar will be available. Call 630513-4324 for information.

Jay Payleitner, 56, of St. Charles, and a radio producer himself, who plays the part of actors who are playing the gentle angel Clarence and the mean-spirited Mr. Potter. “It’s an interesting dynamic of good and evil,” said Payleitner, who also is husband to St. Charles 2nd Ward Alderman Rita Payleitner. “Potter is a hunched-over evil old man, ‘Sentimental hogwash.’ And Clarence, ‘Strange, isn’t it, one man’s life touches so many others,’ ” Payleitner said, changing his voice for

Clarence and Potter. John Jepson of Bartlett who plays George Bailey, said he is not trying to emulate actor Jimmy Stewart’s performance from the movie. “People know the show,” Jepson said. “And I just feel like you need to take the role and develop it on your own.” Tickets are $14 apiece and available at the Geneva Park District Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave. Performances are 7 p.m. Friday; at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 14; 7 p.m. Dec. 20; and at 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

8LOCAL BRIEFS Holiday jewelry gift boutique planned GENEVA – Fathers and their daughters ages 3 to 11 will be able to create a bracelet and necklace at Daddy/Daughter Holiday Jewelry Gift Boutique. The event will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tuesday at Sunset Community Center, 710 Western Ave., Geneva. Participants will decorate a wooden jewelry chest and

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8OBITUARIES Born: Feb. 12, 1931; in St. Charles Died: Dec. 5, 2013; in Geneva

CAROL KESLINGER WINKLEY GARY G. MCFARLANE Born: Oct. 13, 1942; in Cleveland Died: Dec. 5. 2013; in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Gary G. McFarlane, 71, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Thursday, Dec. 5. 2013, at Broward General Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He was born Oct. 13, 1942, in Cleveland, to LeRoy F. and Charlotte McFarlane. Mr. McFarlane is survived by his partner, Jeffrey Heath; two

Born: March 4, 1917; in Geneva Died: Dec. 5, 2013; in Corpus Christi, Texas On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, Dr. Carol Keslinger Winkley, formerly of DeKalb, passed away in Corpus Christi, Texas. Carol was 96 years of age. Carol was born March 4, 1917, to Charles and Jennie Keslinger in Geneva. They preceded her in death; as did her husband, Everett G. Winkley; and sister, Shirley K. Wennlund. Carol first taught school in a one-room building in LaFox, where one of her chores was making a

fire in the stove, and sometimes even had to drive the students home from school. In 1937, she married Everett G. Winkley, and in 1938 they were blessed with their only child, Donald. Everett contracted rheumatoid arthritis in 1939 and became an invalid. Although they sought help from many sources, they finally had to accept the condition as permanent. He had to abandon his own business of delivering gas to farmers and his formal education, and became a helpmate and chef to Carol at home. He encouraged her to continue her education, and they combined summers doing that. She received her master’s in education at the University of Colorado. Mrs. Winkley received her Ph.D. in education from the University of Chicago in 1965, while her son, Don, in the same year received his doctorate at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She completed this intensive education while working full time as a reading consultant for Aurora schools and caring for Everett and other family members. She is listed in Who’s Who in American Women. She wrote and taught at Northern Illinois University. After Everett’s death in 1983, she lived alone in their Hutchinson Island, Fla., condo, and drove yearly to visit her family in Corpus Christi. When she decided to make Corpus Christi her home at age 86, she drove herself there all alone. Following hip surgery, she moved to Trinity Towers and later Holmgreen Center, her last residence. She received excellent care from all the staff, especially RN Terry, and her favorite person, Mary Jane, a companion sent to us from Heaven. Also, Chris was a great companion – and many others – too many to mention. The entire staff was good. She is at peace and made a good life for herself. She traveled extensively, was active in the International Reading Association, and we feel now she is reuniting with old family members, friends and colleagues as she goes forward to this new phase of her life. Survivors include her son, Dr. Donald C. Winkley, and his wife, Freddie Jeane Winkley; granddaughter, Cindy Winkley; grandson, Wayne Winkley; and great-granddaughter, Rachel Bundrick. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

Celine Agnes Boscaccy: The funeral service will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., to celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in West Batavia Cemetery in Batavia. Margaret “Marge” Fowler: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at St. Patrick Crane Road Church, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles. Sally James: A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., in Batavia. The visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Interment will be private. A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. at Batavia VFW, 645 S. River St., Batavia, following the memorial service. Peter F. Modaff: The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva. A private burial will be at a later date. The visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at Yurs

Obituary deadline The deadline for obituary notices is 4 p.m. for the next day’s edition. Obituaries can be emailed to obits@ kcchronicle.com. For more information, contact news editor Al Lagattolla at alagattolla@shawmedia.com. Funeral Home of Geneva. Patricia A. Murray: A celebration of Pat’s life will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church. Interment will be private. Waneta Nord: Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Fox Valley Unity Church, 230 Webster St., Batavia. Helen M. Taff: The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 801 Oak St., North Aurora, with the Rev. Jack Heraty officiating. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva. The visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Yurs Funeral Home, 1771 W. State St., Geneva.

8POLICE REPORTS Batavia • Walmart gift cards valued at $1,900 were reported stolen Thursday, Dec. 5. According to police reports, the victim is working with Walmart to see if the gift cards were being used. • Tyler J. Hummel, 21, of the 200 block of South Forest Avenue, Batavia, was charged, Wednesday, Dec. 4, with illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a hypodermic needle and syringe. • Residents on the 400 block of Ozier Drive in Batavia reported being victims of identity theft Wednesday, Dec. 4. According to police reports, someone opened an account in their name.

• Two iPhones valued at $1,700 and an iPad Air valued at $900 were reported stolen Tuesday, Dec. 3, from McDonald’s, 125 W. Wilson St., Batavia. • Keenan L. Herlihy, 19, of the 400 block of Franklin Street, Batavia, was arrested Tuesday, Dec. 3 on a warrant for failure to appear in court on charges of resisting arrest, criminal trespass to state land and possession of drug paraphernalia. • A 53-foot semitrailer belonging to PartyLite Worldwide Manufacturing, was reported stolen Tuesday Nov. 26, from its property at 601 Kingsland Drive, Batavia. Police said the white steel trailer was empty and had no estimated value.

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BATAVIA – John “Jack” H. Markuson Jr., 82, of Batavia, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva. He was born Feb. 12, 1931, in St. Charles. He was united in marriage to Carrie Jaques on May 5, 2006, in Olney, Texas. Jack was the retired owner/operator of Jack Markuson Electric in Batavia. He was a proud Mason, having belonged to three Masonic lodges throughout his life. He was past master of numerous Masonic lodges. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Markuson; his children, Jay (Mel) Markuson, Vickie Vanthournout, Robin (Rick) Streng and Janet (John) Major; numerous grandchildren; and a sister, Julie (Allan) Beckstrom. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Connee, in 2000; and a brother, Richard Markuson. A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia. The visitation will be from 5 p.m. until the service. Donations in Jack’s memory will be distributed to the Wounded Warrior Project and Masonic Children’s Hospital. For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-8797900 or visit www.mossfuneral. com. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

children, Kimberly (Robert) Skidmore and Matthew S. (Magielyn) McFarlane Sr., both of St. Charles; four grandchildren, Julia Braham, Matthew S. McFarlane Jr., Ethan Braham and Magielena P. McFarlane; two brothers, Arnold R. (Davia) of Naples, Fla., and Richard (Josefina) of Singer Island, Fla.; a sister, Pat Gjertson of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Carleen K. (Soderquist) McFarlane in 1991. Gary will be remembered as a loving partner, father, grandfather and friend. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1145 N. Fifth Ave., St. Charles, with the Rev. Mark Larson officiating. Interment will be private on Saturday in Union Cemetery, St. Charles. The visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 12, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., (corner of Route 64 and Route 25), St. Charles. Contributions may be made to Gold Coast Hospice, 2101 W. Commercial Blvd. #4500, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. To leave an online condolence or remembrance to the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For information, call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles at 630-5840060 or like Yurs on Facebook. Please sign the guest book at www.legacy.com/kcchronicle.

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